Amazon Announces Kindle For the Web Beta, Read and Share Book Samples From Amazon

Written By Sam on 29 September 2010

Amazon has announced another expansion of its Kindle platform with the Kindle for the Web beta, which allows book samples and snippets to be read directly from a browser. Kindle for web enables you to read books without requiring them to be downloaded or installed. You can even share book samples with friends through emails or social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter at an ease.

Allowing you to customize the width and height of the window or addition of your associate tag, Kindle for the Web is very user friendly and lets you add script tags to your site or blog or even post a sample. This new version is embeddable across the web acts as another revenue stream for members of the Amazon Associates Program by entitling online publishers who refer people back Amazon by embedding a book in their personal blog or website with a referral fees (upon sales of those books).

Kindle for the Web version is limited only for viewing the first chapter previews, however Amazon might soon allow you to switch and access the full content as well, following the strides its other popular e-readers.

You can try Kindle for the Web by simply clicking on the “Read first chapter FREE” button on selected Amazon book overview pages and then view them on a new browser window. You can even purchase the complete version by clicking on the “Get Kindle Edition” button, this complete version lets you download the book onto any of your Kindle device or read them on any other Kindle reading application.

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