Amazon’s Kindle in Motion

In case you are wondering how to activate Kindle in Motion on your device or app:

Tap the centre of the screen and then tap the Aa icon to turn on the available background images, photos, illustrations, videos or animations.

“Show Media” OFF removes page backgrounds, art and images, video and animations.

“Autoplay” ON starts animation when you turn to the page.

“Autoplay” OFF does not start animation until you tap on it.

This feature is available on select content.

The Write Nook

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If you haven’t heard of Kindle in Motion (KiM) yet, it’s the newest bit of technology introduced by Amazon. KiM includes art, animation, and/or video to assist in the storytelling of a book. In the select novels that have been incorporated into KiM, the art and animation have been used for the fairy tale and classical retellings while video (using actors) are used more for the contemporary books. KiM is compatible with most devices (phones, tablets, and eReaders) and there is an option to turn off the “motion.”

To grasp an idea of what Amazon has invested in, I chose to read one of the titles- The Protectors by Alison Stine. This book, based on magic realism, includes all forms of interaction incorporated with Kindle in Motion (art, animation and video). I purchased the book for my iPhone but downloaded the book onto an iPad to compare the two reading…

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