AMERICA IN WWII Magazine Launches Kindle Fire App

A national World War II magazine today announced the release of a new Kindle Fire app that lets users read the publication on all versions of the device, with live links, searchable text, and pinch enlargement of photos.

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This icon identifies AMERICA IN WWII magazine's Kindle Fire app in the Amazon Appstore.

This icon identifies AMERICA IN WWII magazine's Kindle Fire app in the Amazon Appstore.

The new Kindle Fire app replaces a side-loadable app. 'I think the side-loading process worried people,' admits publisher Jim Kushlan. 'This new app takes away that worry.'

HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013

AMERICA IN WWII—a national magazine about the American experience in the Second World War—today announced the launch of a new Kindle Fire app. The new application lets users read the publication on all Kindle Fire versions, including HD and HD 8.9". The app went live on the Amazon Appstore last week.

Using the new Kindle Fire app, readers can view issues of AMERICA IN WWII in exactly the same design as in the print editions. But there are added features possible only in the digital format, says Jim Kushlan, publisher of AMERICA IN WWII. “The things I love most are that you can pinch to enlarge photos and you can search the text,” he says. “I can’t tell you how often I’ve wished I could do that to a print magazine!”

Links to outside websites, which appear in the text and in photo credits and advertisements, are live in the Kindle Fire edition, as are email links that let readers connect with the World War II magazine’s staff or seek help.
The new Kindle Fire app for AMERICA IN WWII replaces the magazine’s former side-loadable app, which users had to download from the publisher’s website. “I think the side-loading process worried people,” admits Kushlan. “We knew it was safe, but to them, perhaps, it seemed too unofficial, potentially risky to their devices. This new app takes away that worry.”

To get to the new AMERICA IN WWII app, Kindle Fire users simply download it directly from the Amazon Appstore. An in-app purchase setup then allows them to subscribe to the magazine or to purchase a single copy.

For digital subscribers, the app’s search function can be used to look for a term or phrase across multiple issues. “The edition is truly international, too,” says Kushlan, “because its built-in Google Translate option can allow reading in multiple languages.”

The app was created for AMERICA IN WWII by Florida-based BlueToad, Inc., which hosts editions of the World War II magazine for multiple digital platforms. A Kindle Fire app for the magazine's twice-yearly AMERICA IN WWII Special Issues is in the works and is expected to launch this month.

AMERICA IN WWII magazine is a bimonthly magazine about the American experience in the Second World War—the war, the home front, and the people. It is available at Barnes & Noble and Books A Million stores, and select other bookstores. The magazine’s website, AmericaInWWII.com, includes links to the magazine’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

In addition to the new Kindle Fire app, digital editions are available for iPad, iPhone, Nook, and Android devices. A Windows 8 app is in development. Readers can connect with these digital editions by visiting http://www.AmericaInWWII.com/subscriptions/ (print subscriptions can also be purchased there), or by searching for “america in wwii” on the iTunes Newsstand, the Nook Newsstand, or Google Play.

AMERICA IN WWII and AmericaInWWII.com are publications of 310 Publishing LLC of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a company committed to telling the stories of history in human terms.