Tempo Now Available on Kindle

by Venkat on November 21, 2011

Tempo is finally out on the Kindle.  The link is to the US version ($9.99), but it is available on all the international Kindle stores as well.  In case you weren’t aware, you don’t need the Kindle device to read a Kindle book. You can use your smartphone or PC (just download the appropriate free reader app from Amazon). You can also give Kindle books as a gift (hint, hint!).

Curious factoid I thought I’d share: I now have the Kindle device, as well as apps installed on my iPhone, iPad and laptop (PC). Since the apps all synchronize, I often find myself reading a book in small or large bursts across multiple devices and reading sessions. Surprisingly, I get a lot of the reading done on the iPhone, since I always have it with me, and often have a few minutes here and there (while waiting in line at the post office for instance). The tempo of my reading habits has changed.  I now finish most books via a series of 5-minute sessions rather than a few 2-3 hour sessions. It is somewhat more inefficient, due to the switching costs and getting back into the flow of the book. I suppose I’ll be thinking about this new behavior of the book medium a lot more with my next book. Maybe design it to be coherent at both the 5-minute burst level and the extended-session level.

I’ll get to other readers (Nook and the rest) shortly. I’ll also be sending out the promised free copies to those who played the pass-it-along game with the early beta edition.

 

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Bill Seitz November 21, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I’m waiting for nook or non-DRM anything (preferably epub).

Venkat November 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Sigh. Yeah, Nook is next on the list.

Bill Seitz November 30, 2011 at 10:40 am

Actually, if the Kindle version has no DRM, I might be ok with that. It’s usually the publisher who requests DRM. Do you know the status on your Kindle version?

Glubbdrubb November 22, 2011 at 7:40 am

Just bought mine. As an South African the kindle store makes buying books so much easier. The shipping costs for this book may have come close to the cover price.

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