If you’re still using a first-gen Kindle Paperwhite, a new update will greatly improve your reading experience. Amazon recently released an update to its original Paperwhite e-readers, bringing them up to par with their successors. The update adds Goodreads integration, meaning you’ll be able to quickly and easily share exactly what you’re reading with your family and friends. You can also use Goodreads to separate your books into lists, share digital bookshelves, browse for new titles or post your favorite excerpts. You’ll also get access to the Kindle FreeTime feature, letting parents create profiles for their children to monitor their reading habits and see how much time they’re spending on the device. The update also adds Cloud Collections – which are customizable e-book list categories, Page Flip – which lets you skim books without losing the page you’re on, and X-Ray – which helps you learn more about what you’re reading. The update is rolling out over the air now, but you can download it directly from Amazon’s website if you want to upgrade immediately.

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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