Amazon has announced a new feature for its Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, and Kindle mobile apps that brings the electronic reading experience closer to that of an actual book. The new Page Flip feature allows you to flip through a book while saving your current place, allowing you to quickly peek at previous or future chapter, appendices, and more.

Page Flip will come with a number of interesting new features. Here's what Amazon says to expect:

  • Save your place: Want to reference a chart or map on another page while you're reading? Page Flip "pins" your current page to the side of the screen when you swipe away from it to explore other parts of the book. Tap your pinned page to instantly jump back to it.
  • Get a bird's eye view of the book: Looking for a picture or a passage you've highlighted? Zoom out to get a bird's eye view of the book and quickly find what you're looking for.
  • Go ahead, explore: At a glance, easily recognize specific pages as you jump around. Pictures, charts, your highlights, and the layout of each page are easy to see with Page Flip's pixel-accurate thumbnails that automatically adjust as you change your font and margin settings.

Page Flip will be rolling out soon as a free update for Amazon's Kindle apps and products. You can grab the Kindle app from the Google Play Store.