Flash! Kindle for the Web released
You know the difference between a river and a lake? A river never stands still.
The Amazon is a famous river. It’s also a company that never stands still.
I was tempted to say a “river and a tree”, but that’s not fair to a particular fruit tree.
Amazon’s latest Kindle innovation is
What does this mean?
You can read the first chapter of a Kindle book right on a website. Either on Amazon’s product page…or on somebody else’s webpage.
It’s an interesting idea. It strengthens the separation between the Kindle and Kindle store books, which Jeff Bezos has mentioned.
Kindle owners can already get free samples. Sure, there are times it might be more convenient to read a couple of pages on a website. Hmm…in fact, it might be much more when you are on a blog of some such.
I was looking for a sample to show you…but I didn’t find one. Oddly, even on the book they use as the example, it doesn’t show up on the actual product page. Maybe they’ll start showing up today.
I tried pasting in their “embed” code…nothing. Maybe it’s not active yet, either.
It looked like the share button might be working.
I’ll try this all later and see if it works.
It’s also possible that this blog just doesn’t support “script” tags. Not sure…
Anyway, I was saying that this separates the Kindle and Kindle store books. You could read the sample online, and then buy the book for your iPad, PC, Mac, Android device…well, I could go on.
Here are the FAQs:
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.