Amazon has just issued a new firmware update that is being pushed to all Kindle e-readers. A new feature will be introduced called Read Now and it will give you a list of books to read on the Before you Go page.
The “Before You Go” pop-up is not only on Kindle e-readers, but also on the Kindle e-reading app for Android and iOS. It that allows the user to click on a review button, see other books from the author, and see recommended reads. Within a few weeks this popup will also include ebooks that you already own, to jump into a new book right away. This might be useful, as you do not have to go back to the library to select a new book.
The 5.12.1 update is slowly being pushed out to all Kindle e-readers, in a staggered release. The new Read Now feature will go live in a few weeks.
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.