Amazon has just updated their seminal Kindle for PC app and it now has support for the brand new Bookerly font and also KFX. This will allow readers with Windows branded tablets and computers to be able to read books in much high resolution.
Have you heard of Bookerly or KFX before? Well, a few months ago Amazon developed a new font for e-reading in mind called Bookerly. In order to really take advantage of the new format, Amazon had to generate an entirely new e-book extension and named it KFX.
Amazon claims there are around 100,000 e-books on their website that their titles in the new KFX format. If you want to find out if a specific title will give you the optimal reading experience you look on the book’s description page at Amazon. There’s a new label that shows if enhanced typesetting has been enabled.
When you download the Kindle PC update and already have e-books downloaded to your machine, there are a few things you need to know. If you have a collection of e-books on your local machine, chances are a few of them have the new KFX extension. You need to delete them and download them once more from the cloud. Once you download the fresh copy, it might have the new e-book format.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.