Amazon's success with its Kindle eReader device and its Kindle downloadable software apps for a variety of platforms have led the way in offering books for download. Now, Amazon has expanded its reach yet again with the launch today of the Kindle Cloud Reader. The new service will allow Kindle users to access Amazon's library of nearly 1 million eBooks via a web browser, using HTML5.
In a press release today, Amazon goes over some of the features of the new Kindle Cloud Feature. At the moment, it's only available for Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari web browsers. More web browsers are supposed to be supported in the coming months. In addition, iPad users can access the Kindle Cloud Reader today via its own Safari browser with a specially made touch interface. The Kindle Cloud Reader allows people to read eBooks and also download books for offline reading. Users can also customize the look of the book in the cloud reader including changing the color, text font and size and more. You can also sync up your eReader notes, bookmarks and more across the Kindle hardware device or Kindle software apps.
This is just the latest development in Amazon busy eReader business. It has been selling its Kindle devices for some time and, while the company doesn't reveal specific sales numbers, it is speculated that both the sales of Kindle readers and sales of eBooks via Amazon have been highly successful. Amazon is expected to launch a more fully featured Android based tablet device later this fall.