Kindle apps add support for children's books, comics

Amazon's Kindle for iOS, Kindle Cloud Reader, and Kindle for Android all now support graphic novels, as well.

Amazon has updated its Kindle for iOS app.
Amazon has updated its Kindle for iOS app. Amazon

Amazon's Kindle applications now support more titles, the company announced today.

Users of Amazon's Kindle for iOS, Kindle Cloud Reader, and Kindle for Android apps will find that they now support children's books, comics, and graphic novels.

According to Amazon, the children's books feature fixed layouts and Kindle Text Pop-Up in supported titles, making it easier for readers to magnify text. In supported comics and graphic novels, readers will have access to a feature called Kindle Panel View that lets users view "in a panel by panel experience."

More than 1,000 children's books and comic book titles in full color are available now. The full-color experiences are limited to the Amazon Kindle Fire and the aforementioned applications. The company's Kindle e-reader, of course, lacks color, so it's not included in the offering.

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