The future is now! Technology has given us the ability to feel like we are living in a sci-fi novel. Kindles are on the market for a long time now. For those who don’t know, Kindles are electronic book readers that allow you to read eBooks without carrying around heavy books. This blog post will explore How Many Books Can A Kindle Hold in 2021? Reading on to know more about Penn Book.
Benefits of owning a Kindle
There are quite a few reasons why someone would want to purchase a Kindle. These devices offer many valuable and exciting features that you may not find with other ebook readers. This section will explore some of the most compelling advantages of owning a Kindle over other e-readers or computers. For starters, books are often cheaper on the Kindle than they would be in print. This is mainly because Amazon will not need to spend as much money on shipping and storage of the physical book as they do for an ebook.
You can even find some titles at no cost directly from Amazon with their Lending Library program. Another interesting feature you may enjoy is being able to take notes now on the book itself. It is possible to highlight and even edit sections of a book that you think will be important to remember later on many reading apps. You can then go back to your notes on a specific part of a book for easy reference again at any time.
Another advantage to owning a Kindle is being able to read audiobooks. With many titles available, you can listen to books on your device simultaneously as reading them on the screen. This is especially nice for students who would like to take notes or have a reference handy while listening in class or at work.
If you enjoy comic books, graphic novels, or manga, you may also be interested in knowing that Kindle can help you find those for free as well. Several digital libraries offer free ebooks in these genres, and it is also possible to find them on Amazon’s marketplace for less than $10 per title.
How Many Books Can a Kindle Hold?
However, there are some general facts that we can point out. First off, it is important to note how the internal memory of a Kindle works. It does not work like a hard drive where you can have multiple folders containing different files; instead, it is just one extensive database (if you want an idea of how a database works, Google “SQL” and then think about all the ways you can apply that).
Therefore, considering how many books Kindle will hold, it is essential to note that we are considering the total number of books one could have in their library. The average book file size for an ebook stylebook would be around 2GB. For a Kindle with 8GB of storage, you can hold roughly 3,500 books on the device. This is not an exact number, but it does give us a good idea of how many books a given device would hold if it were full.
Determining how much space you have
If you are looking at getting a Kindle, the first thing to do is figure out how much space you will need. There are two different ways of doing this depending on what type of device or app you use:
Method 1 – How many books will be ebooks? Count your paper books and divide by an average size (around 2GB per title).
Method 2 – How many books are in that type of media? If you think most of your readers will be audiobooks, graphic novels, or comic books, you can get an idea by checking the file size for the average product in each genre.
In this example, I will consider purchasing a Kindle Paperwhite (which is the most common option) because it offers the best value for money. I will base my example on 8GB of storage which would hold roughly 3,500 books using Method 1 above.
#Average File Size: For this section, we will consider an average file size of around 2GB per book title if you are working with an ebook-type product. If you are looking at a more visually based medium, such as a graphic novel or comic book, the number will be higher (because of all the pictures).
#Audiobooks: The audiobook file size is usually around 100MB per hour. That means that it would take about 50 books of 3.5 hours (this should be the average length for an audiobook) to equal one gigabyte in size. If you work with less than half-hour of the space per book, you can convert it to a lower number, and if you have more than that total time divided by 10, you can get a higher number. It is also important to note that this is not an exact science; many factors are at play, and some exceptions.
#Comic Books and Graphic Novels: The file size for a comic book on Kindle would be somewhere around 1.5MB each page with a total of 20-25 pages per issue. So, a single comic book would equal about 30MB of space. The file size would be about 5MB per page, with roughly 50 pages per book for a graphic novel. A single graphic novel would equal 250MB of storage space.
#PDF Documents: this is the trickiest one to determine because it will depend on what type of PDF document you are looking at and how many pages it contains. However, a general rule would be to assume that it will equal the same amount of data on the product page (a 500MB file equals about 50 paper pages).
Determining the average file size of an ebook
If you are a bit of a nerd and want to figure out the exact number, you can go to an online file size converter (there are many) and type in the book title you want. The site will then ask for the format of the file, and if it is a PDF document, it will ask for how long it is.
1. The file size converter will then give you an exact number used in the next section.
2.If the product is not available on a file size converter (like ebooks), you can use an online searching tool that compares files (www.findmysoft.com ). Search for your product, and when it brings up the results, it will tell you how big the file is.
3. Another helpful tool for this method is www.findmyebook.com which allows you to input a book title, and it shows you comparisons from all different sites (many of these are generally obscure). Then average out the results to get your number.
Dividing storage space by average book size
Once you have figured out an average file size for your product, you can then figure out how many books will fit on the Kindle with the following equation:
- eBooks: ((GB storage ÷ 2GB per title) x number of titles) = number of ebooks you could store.
- Audiobooks: ((GB storage ÷ 50 x number of titles) = number of audiobooks you could store.
- Comic Books and Graphic Novels: ((GB storage ÷ 20-25 x number of titles) = several comic books/graphic novels you could store.
- PDF Documents: ((GB storage ÷ 50 x number of pages) = number of PDF documents you could store.
How many books can 8GB Kindle hold?
So, what can an 8GB Kindle hold?
- eBooks: ((8GB storage ÷ 2) x 3,500 amount of titles) = 4,950 ebooks.
- Audiobooks: ((8 GB storage ÷ 50) x 3,500 amount of titles ) = 1-2 audiobooks.
- Comic Books and Graphic Novels: ((8GB storage ÷ 20-25) x 3,500 amount of titles ) = 12-20 comic books.
- PDF Documents: ((8 GB storage ÷ 50) x 3,500 amount of pages ) = 250-500 documents.
How many books can 32GB Kindle hold?
In comparison, about 16-17 times more than the 8GB Kindle.
- eBooks: ((32 GB storage ÷ 2) x 3,500 amount of titles) = 10,950 ebooks.
- Audiobooks: ((32 GB storage ÷ 50 ) x 3, 500 amount of titles= 12-15 audiobooks.
- Comic Books and Graphic Novels: ((32 GB storage ÷ 20-25) x 3,500 amount of titles) = 70-90 comic books/graphic novels.
- PDF Documents: ((32GB storage ÷ 50) x 3,500 amount of pages ) = 800 – 1,300 documents
Types of Content to consider when purchasing a Kindle
eBooks: if you want the most freedom with your ebooks, you should consider getting an 8GB Kindle Paperwhite or the 32GB Kindle Voyage. With that amount of storage space, it would allow for over 10,000 titles on your device, and you will have the least amount of issues with storage if you were to get further titles later on.
Those who are interested in audiobooks should consider getting a Kindle Paperwhite with 8GB. This will allow room for a dozen or so audiobooks, and it is the lightest device available that includes an audiobook player. It will also be worth considering a 32GB Kindle Paperwhite as a heavy audiobook listener since it will give you more space for your titles.
For comic book and graphic novel lovers, I recommend either having an 8 GB Kindle Voyage or the 32 GB Kindle Voyage. This is because many titles exceed 20MB, which could also lead to some issues. However, with both devices, you will be able to store 20-50 comic books on either device, depending on the size of the file (as stated in the first section).
For PDF lovers, if you are looking for a lot of space and don’t want an audiobook player or internal lighting, I recommend getting a 32 GB Kindle Voyage. Many books have large file sizes and can weigh in between 200-300MB+. Therefore, with the highest storage capacity of all kindle devices and a simple way to increase space by adding up an SD card, you will be able to store hundreds of PDFs on your device.