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How to set up “Kindle for the Web” on your site

A few days ago my web site was mentioned in the Amazon Author Central newsletter as an example of Amazon’s new Kindle for the Web feature in action.

Here’s what it looks like on my web site (or you can just click the “Chapter One” link above):

By pasting a text string supplied by Amazon, I can give visitors a free sample of my book without them having to download anything.

Naturally, after Amazon mentioned my web site, traffic took off — and I also received a number of questions about how I set this all up.

So here’s a brief overview of how I did it.

First of all, you need to have BOTH a physical copy of your book on Amazon as well as a Kindle edition.

Next, look at the Amazon page of your physical book. You should see the following button on the right side of the page:

Click the “Read first chapter FREE” button and you’ll see your Kindle edition of your book. I’ve included an excerpt of my book below:

On the right side of this page is an “Embed” button. Select it and you’ll see this:

All you need to do to is copy and past the text string into a web page.

I had created a “Chapter One” web page that included only a header; below this I pasted the text string. I also adjusted the size so that the book would fit within my established page layout. You can add your Amazon Associate’s tag if you want to get a referral fee for everyone who purchases a book.

I hope this helps. If you have more questions, let me know.

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