Samsung and Amazon give away free ebooks with Kindle for Samsung

Samsung and Amazon have turned the page on ebooks with Kindle for Samsung, which gives phone fans a free book every month.

Amazon is behind a new Samsung-specific Kindle ebook service. Josh Miller/CNET

Samsung and Amazon are getting together for a new chapter for ebook fans: they're co-authors of a new ebook service called Kindle for Samsung.

Kindle for Samsung is described as a "custom-built ebook service" for Samsung devices, working on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and any phone or tablet running Android 4.0 or above. It's available now in 90 countries around the world.

The service includes Samsung Book Deals, which gives you a free ebook each month. You can't choose any book, sadly, but you do get to choose from a selection of four titles every month.

Based on Amazon's ebook reading Kindle app, Kindle for Samsung lets you access Amazon's range of best-selling books, newspapers and magazines, many of which can't be found in other ebook stores. Your books are backed up to the cloud so you can access them across different devices, and Whispersync keeps a virtual bookmark in your ebook so if you're reading on your S5 and then later pick up your Kindle, the book will be on the right page.

The app's Time to Read feature gets to know how fast you read and shows how long it will take you to finish a chapter or a book.

Other Android devices can enjoy ebooks on a regular Kindle app for Android.