a few days Ago, the German book industry celebrated in Frankfurt. Because in spite of Netflix and music streaming, Facebook and Youtube Germany remains a country of bookworms. Nearly 30 million people (equivalent to the 44 percent of the Germans aged 10 years) bought last year a book. The are less than in the previous years, at the end of 367 million books were in this country, but still over the counter.

The E-Book, on the other hand is a niche, albeit an attractive. Because, although the number of users remains stable since many years, the sales of E-Books, the audience the book market of around a Million to 29.1 million copies. This represents an increase of 3.9 percent compared to 2016.

New Kindle Paperwhite

the manufacturers of the respective readers, there are now only two values, brands: The German Tolino Alliance, which has been able to win at least 40 percent market share, and Amazon. The most popular E-Book Reader is the Kindle Paperwhite, which was introduced just in time for the upcoming Christmas business, in a new Version.

The 2018er edition of the Kindle Paperwhite is thinner (8,18 instead of 9.1 mm) and lighter than the predecessor. The new model weighs in at 182 grams, the previous Generation weighed in at 205 grams. The Display Amazon again relies on a back-lit Six-inch screen to be a bit better lit. The pixel density of the touch screen is the standard 300 ppi (pixels per inch).

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The internal memory has been doubled from 4 to 8 gigabytes. With normal books, the memory is complete, Fans of audiobooks will be happy to see the Extra Gigabyte, but because of the Amazon Hördienst Audible is also supported. Via Bluetooth you can connect the Kindle with the matching headphones.

The practical innovation: the case of The Kindle Paperwhite is now water (IPX8 Standard). That was so far reserved for the top model (Kindle Oasis). He thus keeps the water splashes on the beach, or a fall in the bathtub or the Pool. The Tolino devices are for years, waterproof, Amazon on the includes to the German competition.

The new Kindle Paperwhite appears on the 07. November and will cost 119 euros.

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