A lot of folks have been asking me about the meaning of “Optimized For Kindle DX” since Amazon decided to label some ebooks with it. Does that mean that some book are more Kindle DX friendly than others? Kindle has come a long way since it was introduced a couple of years ago. If you remember, Amazon had labeled a few features as “experimental.” I can tell you that the whole PDF conversion was not smooth either. A lot of books that had charts and images didn’t show up right on my Kindle. With Kindle DX, Amazon has promised its customers better support for such books. As a Kindle DX owner, the last thing you want to see is charts not showing up right on your fairly expensive gadget. But even with all the improvements that Amazon has accomplished on Kindle DX, there are still books that may not show up right on Kindle DX’s large screen.
Amazon optimizing those tricky documents for Kindle DX should be good news for consumers. Just like any Amazon Kindle owner, I have had my share of e-books that don’t look quite right on the device. The platform has still a long way to go, but it will get better with the next generations. But for now Amazon is making sure it’s top books show up right on Kindle DX. I guess the question at this point is whether these Kindle DX friendly books show up right on Kindle 2.0’s small screen. Nice little dilemma for Amazon.