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New Amazon Ember Bold Font Added to Kindles with 5.8.7 Update

It’s finally happened. After years of complaints from customers, myself included, Amazon has finally added a bold font to Kindle ereaders. Amazon has started rolling out a new software update for Kindles to add the new Amazon Ember Bold font choice. The new software version is 5.8.7, and the new font is the only change […]

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Amazon Ember Font

Kindle Fonts Review on Kindle Oasis (Video)

The Kindle Oasis comes with a new font style option called Amazon Ember. It’s a sans-serif font to complement the serif Bookerly font that was added last year. Amazon Ember is somewhat similar to Helvetica but it’s not as bold. The screenshot at the top of this page shows an example of the Amazon Ember […]

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Google Introduces New Literata eBook Font for Google Play Books

This week Google announced on Twitter that they’ve introduced a new font type called Literata for their Play Books app that was designed specifically for ebooks. Literata is now the default font for Google Play Books, replacing Droid Serif. Google claims that their new font is perfect for long reads on all devices, and that […]

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Kindle Publishers Fonts

How to Use Custom Fonts with Kindles – Embed Fonts in Kindle eBooks

The number one thing that annoys me the most about reading on a Kindle is the lack of good font choices. Your stuck with a few options that Amazon gives, and you can’t modify the weight or boldness of the font at all like you can on other devices like Kobos. A lot of ereaders […]

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Bookerly Kindle Font

Anyone Using New Kindle Bookerly Font?

Amazon has started rolling out a new font called Bookerly to the Kindle reading app on some Fire tablets. Amazon says that Bookerly was made specifically for Kindle, and that it was designed for digital screens. They even claim their new font makes reading easier and helps reduce eye strain. I got a notification about […]

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eBook Fonts

What is Your Favorite eBook Font?

One of the great benefits of reading ebooks over paper books is the amount of control you have over the most important part of a book: the text. You can adjust how small or large it is, and depending on the reading device or app you use, you can often change font type, font weight, […]

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Basic Kindle Standoff

The eBook Reader with the Darkest, Boldest Fonts is…

The latest $69 basic Kindle. Surprising, eh? The cheapest ebook reader on the market is the one with the darkest and boldest fonts. It’s not even a close contest, either. It wins hands-down. You’d think that the Kindle Paperwhite with its higher resolution screen would be better. But it’s not. Fonts are thinner and sharper […]

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Kindle Paperwhite Custom Fonts

How to Easily Add Custom Fonts to Kindle Paperwhite – No Hacks

So I was doing some reading on my Kindle Paperwhite last night and started to wonder if there was an easy way to add additional font choices to the list without jailbreaking and hacking. As it turns out, there is an easy way to add custom fonts to the Kindle Paperwhite. Basically all you need […]

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