Amazon has announced today that it has introduced new developer tools that will allow WordPress Bloggers to incorporate the “Send to Kindle” function into their websites. Customers can check out the “Send to Kindle” button today on The Washington Post, TIME, and the popular blog Boing Boing.
The “Send to Kindle” program has official extensions for Google Chrome and other popular web browsers. It allows users to flag articles and any written content on the internet directly to their e-reader. This is very useful for offline reading, when you are not in a WIFI area or outside of a coverage area. Students, researchers, and avid online website readers all love this feature and use it regularly. Amazon basically introduced this plugin to combat the forces of Instapaper and other services.
I really think authors and writers can benefit from this new plugin, because it allows you to automatically incorporate it into your existing website. We have added it to Good e-Reader and it appears underneath the author of the post! You can get it for free at at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/send-to-kindle/.
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.