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Jodi Picoult is one of my favourite authors. In her recent newsletter it said she had released a new short story called Mermaid (Kindle in Motion) (Amazon US) / Mermaid (Kindle in Motion) (Amazon UK).

 

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with a Kindle in Motion story? I'd like to read the story but I only have a 'normal' Kindle (Paperwhite), which I presume will not be able to use the motion features. I do have Kindle on PC (the program / app) and the Kindle app on my phone, so I suppose that would work (although it would be uncomfortable to read that way). What can I expect, moving images (that's what the video preview makes me believe)? Has anyone else read a Kindle in Motion story?

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I've never heard of Kindle in Motion, but it looks like it has been around for nearly a year. :o I've just look at a couple of You Tube videos, and it looks interesting but a tad gimmicky. I only have a Paperwhite, but I also have the Kindle app on my phone. The first Harry Potter book is being released as a Kindle in Motion book next month, and I think that would be pretty cool, but there isn't a very big selection of books which feature it. I wonder why Amazon didn't promote it more?? 

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It is odd, isn't it?! I hadn't heard about it before I read Jodi Picoult's newsletter, it's weird it's been around for nearly a year and we hadn't heard of it!

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I hadn't heard of this either. I don't think it would be something I would be interested in anyway. I can see that it may be good for children's or even YA books, or possibly even travel books, but for me personally I would find it too distracting. For me at least the whole idea of reading is to read and not be distracted by all this other stuff.   

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No, I'm not sure that it's my thing either. I think I would rather just read the book (or story), the motions would probably distract me (gifs and photos do that already in blogs I read). I think if I read a Kindle in Motion on my Kindle Paperwhite I should just get the story, if I understood it correctly.

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