Amazon launches new Kindle Paperwhite

News - Bookselling Thursday, 18 October 2018

Waterproof device comes pre-loaded with Audible and is now available to pre-order for £119

Amazon has launched a new Kindle Paperwhite, featuring a thinner and lighter design, sleek flush-front display, and waterproofing. It also comes with Audible and with twice the storage for items such as audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and comics. The device is available for pre-order for £119.99 at and will start shipping on 7 November.

Eric Saarnio, head of Amazon Devices, Europe, said: "Customers love the Kindle Paperwhite, and we're excited to bring premium features — like a thinner and lighter flush-front design, additional storage, waterproofing, and Audible — to our most popular Kindle. With the all-new Kindle Paperwhite, it's never been easier to get lost in the author's story no matter where you go."

The new design measures 8.18mm thick and weighs 182g — around half the weight of a paperback.

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