KINDLE INSTANT PREVIEW
Better than a link.
Better than a cover.
Visitors can now start reading your book immediately, without having to leave your website.
It’s the new Kindle Instant Preview.
Every click loses traffic. It’s a fact of marketing.
Plus it’s hard to send people offsite. They’re busy doing one thing. “Hey! Stop what you’re doing. Go somewhere else instead.” Well, you might throw in a “PRETTY PLEASE.”
Now you can overcome both obstacles.
With Kindle Instant Preview, customers can read the sample of your Kindle book without having to leave your website.
If they like the sample, a direct link will take them to the purchase.
If they need a Kindle app, a link is included for that, too.
Font sizes are adjustable, too.
Even better: Amazon will pay you to use Kindle Instant Preview.
You can use Amazon Associates when you use Kindle Instant Preview.
You then earn commissions on sales you drive from your website.
HOW TO USE KINDLE INSTANT PREVIEW
Find your Kindle e-book on Amazon.
Look for the Embed link near Share and social media (FB, Twitter) icons near the pricing info.
If your site gives you HTML freedom, choose the Embed option (instead of Link).
For example, with GoDaddy’s Website Builder, the last tool on the list is HTML.
Click the See More Options link. If the default size doesn’t work for you, here is where you can change it (but ensure that the aspect ratio remains the same).
Click the Add Amazon Associates ID link to earn money for sales that you drive to Amazon (even if the customer buys something else instead, like a Kindle Fire).
The Buy Button lets visitors go straight to purchase.
Even using Amazon Associates with it is easy. Once you sign up for it. Find your Tracking ID.
SEE A SAMPLE OF KINDLE INSTANT PREVIEW IN ACTION
I put a Kindle Instant Preview of my book on the fourth dimension on my other website.
You can check it out by clicking either the image or the link below:
When you get there, find what looks like the front cover of my book on the fourth dimension.
Note the Read Preview button at the bottom (and the Buy button).
Click the image itself if you want to see what happens.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be working with fixed format books.
So if you used the Kindle Kids’ Book Creator or the Kindle Textbook Creator, for example, it may not work for you.
Write happy, be happy. 🙂
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Chris McMullen, Author of A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers
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Yes! I love it too. Spent most of today setting up my WordPress blog. I don’t expect much in the way of sales but with luck it should help with the branding. Definitely one of Amazon’s better initiatives recently.
It’s a fun little tool. Good luck with your book. 🙂
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Chris, for some reason I cannot get your reblog button to work, so I’ve made and posted a Linking Post:
Just as good, if not better. 🙂 Thank you.
So useful as are all the posts you share. Thank you for taking the time to showcase the better ones.
You’re welcome. 🙂
Great post! I’ve read about this, but it’s not available for any of my books. I was waiting until it became better established until I wrote about it, but you’ve beat me to it 🙂
Do you not see an embed link, or see one but get an error message?
I do see the embed link, but I get a “not available” message. I assume it will be gradually expanded to cover more books 🙂
Hmm. I got that on one of my fixed format books, and thought that was the reason…
Amazon must really like you. None of my books have it available so far – and I’ve checked all 10 of them 🙂
Well. It’s no secret that I have a crush on Amazon… 😉
Same here. Sadly, it’s not reciprocated in my case 😀
It must be a long list… Saving the best for last?
Lol – you’re such a smooth talker 😀
The embed function works for me on your Pearseus book (with FireFox).
Really? If so, then it was added in the last 3 days. Thanks for that 🙂
Probably yesterday. That’s when Amazon announced it in their newsletter.
Ah, that explains it. Awesome – and thanks 🙂
I tried the HTML code and wordpress came up with just a link. Sometimes this happens and I have to go into the code and figure out why images aren’t showing up. If you had this same issue, a tip would be great. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!
I actually put mine up on my GoDaddy site. You would have to do it from HTML capabilities on WordPress (more freedom from their dot org site).
Yeah, wordpress can be tricky. Thank you!
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Must read! Awesome tool to promote your work on your site with @Amazon’s help
Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Reblogged this on Kim's Author Support Blog and commented:
Thank you! I’ve been looking for something like this to add to my site. I didn’t realize it was there. I have seen some that used other plugins for their sites.
It’s new. Thank you for the reblog. 🙂
Saw this on Kim’s author support page. Looks like a great idea! Thanks for the top tip.
Thank you, and you’re welcome. 🙂
I like this feature! 😀
Me, too. 🙂
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Thank you. 🙂
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I just added the feature to my site, and I love it! People have already started checking it out!
That’s great. Feel free to reply with a link. 🙂
Well, thanks! Here’s one of my book pages. I’ve set it up so all you have to do is click the cover. Pretty cool! http://shariltapscott.com/eldentimber-series/pippa-of-lauramore/
Does this work only for Indie publications? My book’s Amazon account is handled by Publishers, so can I still do the embedding?
I believe anyone can do it for any Kindle e-book.