Here’s a free Kindle tool to encourage fast ebook preview reading.
If you are promoting ebooks, you will know that it takes a potential reader a number of clicks to get from a book link on your author website or blog, before finally making it through to the Look Inside feature on your Amazon book page.
That’s if they bother to click the cover on Amazon to find the Look Inside preview read.
Even if they do, the table of contents and credits can sometimes take up half of the preview read.
Many authors know that getting someone to click a book link is the first hurdle. Then it depends on what device they are using.
But there are so many Kindle devices and applications plus Mac OS and PC users to consider.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if your potential book buyer was taken immediately from your cover image on your website, to your book’s Look Inside preview?
And also, directly to your book content at chapter one. It would certainly help your book sales.
Well, now you can do this now with a clever book marketing tool from Amazon marketing services.
Amazon has a very small Embed link on every book sales page. While small and hardly noticeable, it is an extremely powerful tool to create effective Kindle promotion for your books.
It creates a clickable cover image of your book, with the options to either buy or preview read your book.
All with only one click.
From my experience, I have tried all types of linking to Amazon. But none have been as efficient at this Amazon online previewer book tool.
If you are using Kindle Direct Publishing, this is a must-have tool for you to promote your books.
One quick click on your blog or website and your reader is into preview reading your book or Kindle ebook.
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So, how do you get the Amazon previewer tool?
First, go to your book page on Amazon, and look to the right, under the pricing panel, and click the <Embed> button.
When you click, a pop-up window appears, where you can make modifications to suit your website or blog, plus a couple of other options.
The first thing to do is select Embed to your site. If you have an Amazon Associates account, you can also add your Amazon Associates ID.
The most important though is See more options.
Click it to open, and select the cover image size for your Kindle book or paperback to suit where you will use it on your website or blog.
Then select either open in new tab, or in place, and lastly, if you wish to have a buy button.
Well, of course, you want a buy button with your Amazon book preview, don’t you!
Once you have selected your options, copy the code from the iframe code line, and then paste the code into your website or blog.
You don’t need to do anything else. The app will look after fonts sizes as it supports enhanced typesetting.
It looks like this on your site
Here is an example of the tool in action. Yes, it’s my book of course.
Also notice that since writing this post, I have changed to a new cover. Amazon automatically updates the embed tool to show the new cover.
When you click Preview, or even just the cover, it not only takes you directly to the book, with a very quick cover flash, but it also removes all of the credit pages and any table of contents.
It opens straight into your book file and story so a reader can preview read your book in an instant from chapter one.
There is then an option to open the preview read in the Kindle app or Kindle e-readers.
Of course, readers can buy or share your book on social media just as quickly too.
You did click to try it, didn’t you?
So, are you updating your all your books with the Kindle previewer tool on your website or blog yet?
I started my working life as a lithographer and spent over 30 years in the printing and publishing business.
Originally from Australia, I moved to Switzerland 20 years ago. My days are spent teaching English, writing and wrestling with technology while enjoying my glorious view of Lake Geneva and the Alps.
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