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Amazon's Bookerly font arrives on E Ink Kindles

Amazon's Bookerly font arrives on E Ink Kindles

Kindle update in progress

As of this morning, Amazon’s new Kindle typeface Bookerly has made it to the E Ink Kindles – well, the most recent ones, anyway:

The current supported list is:

If Amazon sticks to form, updates for (some) older devices will emerge over the next few months.I imagine that the over-the-air update will make its way to devices over the next month, but I grabbed the direct download and installed in on my Voyage straight away. If you want to do the same, the direct links are above.

Bookerly on the Kindle Voyage - updating

And here’s the font in use on the Voyage:

Bookerly on the Kindle Voyage

(Bonus points for recognising the book… 😉 )

At this point, I really don’t have much to add beyond the comments I made months ago when Bookerly hit my Kindle Fire. I like it, it’s an improvement on what they had before, and coupled with the other typographic changes, it’s a big step in the right direction with the software on these devices.

I have two 13 hour flights coming up over the next 10 days, so that’ll be the perfect opportunity to test how good the typeface is for extended use.

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Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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