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Summary:

Amazon launched a “Send to Kindle” button that publishers can add to their websites. The Washington Post and Time are among the first to sign up. “Send to Kindle” is Amazon’s answer to read-it-later services like Pocket and Instapaper.

Send to Kindle

Amazon is now allowing publishers to add “Send to Kindle” buttons to their websites and WordPress blogs, the company announced on the Kindle blog Tuesday. It can be integrated into WordPress blogs as well. The Washington PostTime magazine and the blog Boing Boing are already using the button.

Amazon presents “Send to Kindle” as an alternative to read-it-later services like Pocket and Instapaper:

“The Send to Kindle Button lets you easily send that content to your Kindle to read later, at your convenience. Just send once and read everywhere on any of your Kindle devices or free Kindle reading apps for iPhone, iPad and Android phones or tablets. No more hunting around for that website or blog that caught your eye — just open your Kindle and all the content you sent is right there. The Send to Kindle Button is also great for those who want to collect content from the web to use in work projects, school assignments, or hobbies.”

The new feature for websites is the most recent in a line of read-it-later services Amazon has launched. Last year, the company announced a “Send to Kindle” button for Google Chrome, and later added support for Firefox. And users can already email files to their Kindles or transmit them using desktop apps. But the browser extensions — and now the web app for publishers — are Amazon’s effort to make the Kindle and Kindle apps an easy way to read all types of content, not just ebooks.

Developers who want to add the button can do so here, and the WordPress plugin is here.

  1. That looks like its gonna be good!

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  2. This is GREAT. Wow! I love what we are now able to do with our electronic reads. Great post.

  3. Ronda Del Boccio, The Story Lady Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    I am so excited about this! I have it installed on WriteOnPurpose, my blog for authors!
    Follow your bliss!
    Ronda Del Boccio, the Story lLady

  4. This is the best idea to come along in a while as it will turn me and my kindle from just a book reader into an everything ereader! Bravo Amazon.

  5. kirklandbaseballcommission Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    It’s been available on Chrome for a long time, and it’s fantastic.

  6. Alfred Shaffir Thursday, March 21, 2013

    Folloyu supports this ability, only not just for Kindle, but to all devices, regardless of their OS.

  7. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can use the App “Clear Web Text for Kindle”.

    It cleans web and send to your kindle with your email. You don’t have to add new approved emails, and it keeps images!!

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