SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, November 16, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With the release of a new Kindle HD model and two models of the super high resolution Kindle HDX with powerful multimedia capabilities, giant USA online retailer Amazon is telegraphing its intention to launch a new multimedia format for eBooks. The HDX tablet resolutions are 339 ppi vs the Apple iPad's 264 ppi. Matched with a powerful processor the new models will run movies, audio and video with groundbreaking speed.
It is known that Amazon is presently beta testing the multimedia program under the name of Enhanced Edition. The new format allows audio and video clips to be embedded in the download. Clearly Amazon sees this as the future of its digital media platform.
Kindle authors will be encouraged to upgrade their eBooks to the new format. The 70% royalty level will remain but it is expected the titles will be offered at a premium price. Aps are available to allow the Enhanced Editions to be run on other devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod.
The popular Australian Travel author, Brian Lawrenson, who has 33 Kindle titles, said: "I'm really excited about the prospect of the new format. It will be a game changer. It is the ideal format for travel books where the travelogue can be illustrated with audio and video material. I'm working on my first enhanced edition eBook now, Cruising the South Pacific, which will be ready for a mid December release."
In the meanwhile, Amazon continues to lead the market with new innovative programs like Matching Books, Kindle Countdown and KDP Select. These programs are propelling the authors that use them to higher levels of sales.
Brian continued, "I'm delighted with the programs. The announcement of the new tablets happens to coincide with an Amazon KDP Select promotion of five of my titles. These will be available free on all Amazon sites, including the just released Australia store, on 18-21st November."
These titles include: Vienna City of Music;
Leopard on my tail;
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp;
Isfahan is Half the World (travels in Iran) and
Journey Above the Arctic Circle (Amazon Bestseller).
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Brian Lawrenson is a traveller and author and publisher of Following Marco Polo's Silk Road and over 30 eBook essays for people that love to travel. He is also a event speaker, cruise destination speaker, genealogist, Rotarian, husband and Community Leader. When not travelling, Brian lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife, Jill. Together they have travelled to more than 70 countries.
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