Blog to Book Project — Kindle Instant Previews

Amazon has a fabulous preview option that you should take advantage of. As long as you are an Amazon Associate, each book detail page will give you a way to either embed or share a link to a preview of your book. 

Go to your book’s detail page on Amazon. Over on the right side, there are some social media icons that you can use to share the page. After the last symbol, you’ll see <Embed>. Click on that. 

A pop-up window will open. Here your Amazon Associate ID and Tracking number will appear. You’ll want to double check those because any book purchased through the preview option earns you a commission. You use either the link or click on the embed option.

The embed option gives you code that you can insert in the text (HTML) section of your book’s landing page on your website. You did set up a website and create a landing page right?

For some reason you aren’t able to embed the code, there is still a way to add the preview link to the landing page. Upload the cover of your book and under Display Settings choose Link to: Custom URL. Here you can add the LINK (not the embed code) to the image. Make sure you caption the image letting people know that it is clickable and will provide a preview of the book.

The preview can be accessed through any Kindle device or anyone with the Kindle reading app on any device.

At the end of the sample, readers are encouraged to purchase the book on Amazon. There’s a good chance that if they made it that far, they’ll be interested in buying!

Assignment: Embed the preview on your book’s landing page. Share the preview link wherever you want.

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