When Amazon launched its latest enhanced ebook format last August, it did so with little fanfare and only used titles from its publishing division.
Now Amazon is converting existing titles and rereleasing them in the Kindle in Motion format. I just learned via MobileRead that the retailer sent out an update to Kindle users who had bought Hugh Howey's Wool, informing them that the new version of Wool "contains new art and animation that can be viewed on the free Kindle app for iOS and Android and recent Fire tablets".
You can see some of the enhancements in the following video:
Wool is the 16th KiM format ebook, and it is the first Kindle in Motion title that is neither in the public domain or originally published by Amazon.
This means that Amazon has finally started accepting third-party ebooks into the program albeit at a very slow rate. Kindle in Motion launched last August with 6 titles, and now there are sixteen.
Kindle in Motion launched last August with 6 titles, and now there are sixteen. While one would not expect enhanced ebooks to be released in large numbers (they are too expensive and time-consuming to produce), I was hoping Amazon would release tools so that everyone else could at least have the option of creating ebooks in this format.
That is how we got the Kindle textbook creator, and the other Kindle ebook tools, after all.