I'm considering getting the Amazon Kindle app for my PC, if I can get it to run on my old XP machine. The app description claims,
Kindle for PC reading app gives users the ability to read Kindle books on an easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases. Amazon’s Whispersync technology automatically syncs your furthest page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across all your devices that have the Kindle app installed and across any Kindle device. That means you can start reading on one device and pick up where you left off on another device. (* Selection and price of Kindle books in the Kindle Store vary by country.)
It also claims,
- Buy once, read everywhere. Sign in with an Amazon account, and sync Kindle books across all your devices that have the Kindle app installed and across any Kindle device.
- Search inside the book to find a topic, character, or section you want to visit.
- Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color, font size, and number of reading columns.
- Highlight, take notes, and add bookmarks in any book. Look up word definitions and listen to how they are pronounced.
- Get free book samples - read the first chapter free before you decide to buy.
Where are the ebooks actually stored? Are they on each device or in the cloud? Do I need an Internet connection to be able to read them?
It says I can start reading on one device and pick up where left off on another one. Is this information stored in the cloud or on each device and synched up (assuming both are connected to the Internet)?
Same question re bookmarks?
I can add bookmarks.