Amazon Introduces Updated Sharing with Instant Previews for Kindle Books

I am just on my phone, so I am going to share this email that Amazon sent to me. I may update this later.

Amazon Introduces Updated Sharing with Instant Previews for Kindle Books

 

Kindle readers can share quotes and recommendations with specific friends, using their favorite mobile apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, texting, and more

 

Friends who receive a share can instantly start reading a free book preview right from their phone, tablet, or PC—no need to sign up, sign in, or install an app 

Start sharing today from the Kindle for Android app, and coming to Kindle e-readers and other devices later this year

 

SEATTLE, WA—June 25, 2015—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced a new Kindle sharing experience that makes it simple for people to have conversations about great books—using the mobile messaging apps they already love, and even with people who have never used Kindle before. Kindle readers could already share quotes and recommendations with all their friends on Facebook or Twitter, and now they can start a conversation with specific people. And clicking on a book recommendation or shared quote now lets people start reading instantly, much like typical links to articles and videos. Here’s how it works:

 

From a Kindle book, easily share quotes, highlights, and recommendations with specific friends.

Share via popular mobile messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, as well as email, texting, and more.

Share today from Kindle for Android, and coming to Kindle e-readers and other devices later this year.

Friends who receive a share can instantly start reading a free book preview right from their phone, tablet, or PC—no need to sign up, sign in, or install an app.

“The perfect quote in a book isn’t always the perfect quote for your whole social network. Now it’s easy to share exactly what you want in a Kindle book with exactly who you want,” said Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President, Kindle. “Kindle makes it easy to chat about the books you’re reading, whether it’s making a recommendation or sparking a conversation about a quote you loved. And friends who receive the share can instantly start reading a free sample of the book—no sign-up, no sign-in, and no app to install.”

To learn more about the new sharing features announced today, visit http://www.amazon.com/bettersharing (http://www.amazon.com/at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*).

Update: I’ve tested this…it’s easy, and works well.

One of the biggest applications I can see for this is authors using it to promote their work…

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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