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Kindle Book Reader

Updated on August 5, 2017

Kindle Book Reader

The Amazon Kindle Book Reader is a device that allows you to read electronic books (ebooks) on a handheld wireless device. Instead of reading a book by paper you read in on a screen instead making it much more eco-friendly.

Oprah has already said that she loves her Kindle Book Reader as it can hold hundreds of thousands of books at once and is a joy to read from.


Kindle DX
Kindle DX
Amazon Kindle DX
Amazon Kindle DX

Kindle DX

The Kindle DX book reader is that latest Amazon Kindle and was released on May 6, 2009.  It is larger than the Kindle 2 and can hold up to 3,500 books.  Its other main benefits are the ability to read both vertically or horizontally by turning the kindle landscape or portrait.  It can also read PDF files which many customers have been asking for.

Current stock of the Kindle DX has already been sold out, and pre-orders are being sent out an a first come first served basis.

What's the difference between the Kindle DX and the Kindle 2?

The main differences between the Kindle DX and the Kindle 2 book reader is the size, both internally and externally.

The Kindle DX can hold up to 3,500 books compared to the Kindle 2 which can hold 1,500 books. The display screen of the Kindle DX is 9.7" compared to 6" for the Kindle 2. Physical size for the DX is 10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38" compared to 8" x 5.3" x 0.36" for the Kindle 2.

You may have to pre-order the Kindle DX, but you can buy the Kindle 2 right now.

Kindle DX book reader

Kindle 2

Size of Kindle 2
Size of Kindle 2
Kindle 2
Kindle 2

Kindle 2: Latest Generation Kindle

The Kindle 2 Book Reader was released on February 9, 2009 for the same price as the original Kindle.  It featured a much sleeker and slimmer interface with enhanced features. 

The size capacity has also been increased with the Amazon Kindle 2, it is able to hold up to 1500 books.

To help promote the Kindle 2, Stephen King wrote an exclusive book titled UR that is only available on the Kindle.

Kindle 1: The Original Kindle Book Reader

The very first Kindle book reader was released in the United States on November 19 2007.  It sold out completely within five and a half hours.

The Amazon Kindle 1 can hold up to 200 non-illustrated titles, and you could add more titles by buying an extra SD memory card.

You can still buy the Kindle 1 from Amazon.

Kindle 1

Kindle 1
Kindle 1
Kindle 1 Screen
Kindle 1 Screen


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      Cathy at eBooks for Kindle 

      7 years ago

      What's amazing is that the Kindle 1 has retained its value well. I checked prices on the Kindle 1 and they go for about $60, kind of pricey for such a clunky thing. I guess it's nostalgia! :)

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      7 years ago from Deutschland

      helpfull post thanks for the good read :-)

    • tushar09 profile image


      8 years ago

      Oh thanks for the answer. I will check her profile..

      DO you make sales of Kindle 2 by promoting it on here(hubpages)?

      Or do you have a special website for this?

      If you dont mind, can you tell me which product do you promote more(that earns really) on hubpages? Because right now I am looking for some free ways to promote, like hubpages..

      Thanks Again....

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Hi Tushar09,

      I usually use hubpages to find profibable products before building a site around it. I do make sales of the Kindle (although mostly from the kindle 2 rather than the dx which is more expensive).

      If you want to follow a fellow hubber that is BRILLIANT at making money from amazon from hubpages then check out nelle hoxie's hubs:

      She is the expert!

    • tushar09 profile image


      8 years ago

      Hey tracey, I all the way came to you here from Waforum. I was searching information on amazon product(earnings form it) and I found your blog. Then your hubpage and I am really inspired from your earnings and your ways to promote.. I will be following you now..

      Question is-- Are you earning from this product(Kindle DX).. I hope you dont mind for anwsering..

      I started amazon from last 2 years and till now no earnings.. How do you choose the products and after choosing it do actually you earned from it..

      Too long question, dont mind...

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      8 years ago from INDIA

      I was just thinking of this device! It might be useful when I would be tired to read. Very nice and informative hub!

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      I'm still waiting until they arrive in Australia. I think I'll be waiting a while :)

    • Bakari Chavanu profile image

      Bakari Chavanu 

      9 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      I really want one of these, but I still think the price is a little too high.


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