What is Kindle in Motion?

Kindle in Motion

Recently, you may have heard about something called Kindle in Motion. What is Kindle in Motion? The short answer is it’s a type of ebook enhanced format available from Amazon. It’s actually not new. It was released in 2016 with very little to no announcements.

It has recently become a little more visible thanks to the addition of quite a few fan favorites being added to this format, like J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.

So What the Heck is Kindle in Motion?

Basically, it adds art, animation, and/or video to your ebook reading experience. But there is a catch. This doesn’t work on your Kindle ereaders. But if you use the Kindle app on any tablet or phone or Fire tablet, it works. When you read it on your favorite Kindle, it’s just like reading a normal, everyday ebook. You can turn the Kindle in Motion features on or off at any time, too.

It is also a larger file size than a normal Kindle ebook would be. But the nice animations and artwork could make reading these stories much more fun if you’re a more visual type of person.

It is not just children’s books, which you would expect, but even some definitely adult novels have come out in this format as of April 2019. This includes several romance novels, which if you follow this site, you’ll know is my favorite genre. Side note: I am seriously partial to paranormal romance but any sub genre of romance I can and do fan girl over.

Are They More Expensive?

Not at all! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the most expensive one and is a tad more for this format (by a dollar at the time of this post). The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken is only available in the Kindle in Motion format and is around the normal price for an ebook, around $5. Some classics like Dracula by Bram Stoker are super cheap at around a buck!

Dracula Kindle in Motion

Added bonus? All 36 titles currently available can be borrowed for free if you have Kindle Unlimited. Except for Harry Potter, sorry guys! If you don’t, you can try it for free for 30 days and check out the Kindle in Motion books for yourself!

You can find all available Kindle in Motion titles here: Kindle in Motion.

Yay or Nay?

Even though I am not very visual, I love this idea. If any of my favorites come out in this format, I will one-click it so fast my bank might protest!

Tell me, y’all! Have you tried Kindle in Motion? You like it? You hate it? I would love to hear your opinions on it. Leave me a comment about your experiences.


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4 thoughts on “What is Kindle in Motion?”

  1. Hey there,

    I’ve really enjoyed reading this article as you’ve provided us with some valuable information. I’ve actually read the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and it has been an amazing experience which I encountered with Kindle in Motion. It takes your ebook reading experience to a whole new level, and it’s real fun!

    Thanks a lot for taking your precious time in writing this blog post. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you! I would imagine that the Kindle in Motion version of the first Harry Potter book would be amazing! It would really enhance it for younger readers especially. 🙂

  2. Thank you for this!

    It’s funny, I have a kindle e-reader, I even didn’t hear anything about this kindle in motion.  Probably, I just browse on books that I like, purchase it then download. Besides, I am very much happy with my kindle as is, just like a book.

    I think this will be great for younger generations, and also those toddlers who are starting to learn how to read

    Anyway, I am going to check my kindle, maybe I have that option.

    All the best!

    1. Thank you! I do agree that the children’s books would really benefit from this format. The animations are amazing. Though unless it’s a beloved favorite, I’m uncertain I’ll take the time to read it with my tablet just to check it out. Still, crazy good artwork if you’re a visual person. Thanks for your lovely comment. 🙂

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