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Jeff Bezos: New Kindle in the works

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Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gave Twitter followers a helpful heads up Monday: The 8th generation Kindle is almost ready.

The details won't be available until next week, according to Bezos' tweet. But the "top-of-the-line" model will compare to the 7th-generation version, which features 4 GB of storage, a four-week battery life, and a 6-inch gray scale display designed to be easy to read, according to Amazon's website.

On top of its many other ventures, Amazon has doubled-down on its literary roots recently, opening brick-and-mortar stores that emphasize both physical books and electronic offerings, according to USA Today.

The good news for book worms comes just weeks after Apple unveiled a new iPad Pro — albeit at more than 10 times the starting price of the less-powerful Kindle Fire.

Amazon did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.