Not a lot of people know about it, but there’s a simple way for anyone to suggest new Kindle features, so if you want a Kindle with a bigger screen or you want some new layout options you can tell Amazon what you think.
Amazon has a dedicated feedback channel for all things related to Kindles. The official email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazon used to advertise this on screensaver images for older Kindles, like the Kindle Keyboard, but they don’t seem to bring much attention to it anymore.
Nonetheless, it’s the one way to voice your opinions about Kindle features and products to people at Amazon. Complaining about it on some forum or website isn’t going to get noticed.
So spread the word. If you really want a particular new Kindle feature, like a larger screen or more font choices, keep sending Amazon emails to email@example.com and get a bunch of like-minded friends to send suggestions too. The only way it works is if a lot of people make their voice heard.
Possible New Kindle Features
Larger Screen Kindle: A few months ago I posted an article asking what would make you want to buy a Kindle Voyage 2? By far the most requested new feature was a larger screen. Lots of people would love to have a Kindle with a bigger display. Amazon offers several tablet sizes, so why only one Kindle size?
Waterproof: Barnes and Noble and Kobo both have waterproof ebook readers available now, so why isn’t there a waterproof Kindle too?
Real Page Buttons: Lots of people miss real page buttons. Let’s face it: ebook readers aren’t the same as tablets and phones. They are designed for reading, and sometimes a simple page turn buttons can be a lot more convenient to turn pages than having to move your hand and readjust your grip with every page turn.
More Fonts: One thing I’d really like to see on Kindles is more font choices and having more control over fonts by being able to set custom weight to make them bolder and darker, like Kobo ereaders.
More Layout Options: A lot of people would like to have more layout settings for things like line-spacing, margins, hyphens, and justification.
More Storage Space: Some people want more storage space, and when you consider how large ebook files are getting and the size of things like PDFs, magazines, and comics you can see why.
What are some new Kindle features that you’d like to see in the future?