Samsung Galaxy, Kindle and Free E-books


InstaScribe’s co-creator Jaya Jha tried Kindle for Samsung.

Samsung and Amazon have released a galaxy-only Kindle app, which can be downloaded from Google Play Samsung’s own app store. And why should you care about a galaxy-only Kindle app? Well, it lets you download one e-book free every month (to be chosen from their selection for that month). It was tempting enough for me to finally look at the Samsung’s app store, which I had seen no reason to go to until now. Search and installation was simple enough. It also logged me into the same account which I was using on the regular Kindle app for Android. To download free e-books, however, you need to sign into your Samsung account (or create one if you don’t already have it).

At first I thought that the free e-book can only be read in that app. It wasn’t syncing to my Kindle device. I could see that the whole point might be to drive the usage of Samsung’s app. But I am not fond of reading on my phone. I like my Kindle very much. So, I thought I won’t be reading those e-books after all.

But then I went online to manage Kindle, searched for the book in my library and sent it to my Kindle from there. It synced after that and all was well with the world.

To give an idea of the kind of book you get for free, their selection for April consisted of

  1. The Fort by Aric Davis
  2. Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano
  3. Apocalypse Z by Manel Loureiro
  4. Bone River by Megan Chance

So, are you buying a Samsung Galaxy device for these free e-books? 🙂 Or are you at least going to try the app, if you are already using the device?

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