Do you want to know a secret?

I blog about things I want to remember.


Yep! Sharing with you is the best way I know to squirrel away nuggets of wisdom so that I won’t forget them.


If I didn’t talk or write about stuff, I’d forget and forget quickly. So y’all are the lucky ones, or unlucky, that get to hear all about my aha moments. Even if I’m a day late to the party. Which today may be the case. LOL

But, still, I’m excited about the information I discovered in Kristina Stanley‘s latest blog post!

Instant Book Previews Via Amazon. Very Cool!

Here is how it works

Kindle instant previews can be embedded on the web or shared as a link via email, text and other favorite apps. Anyone can start reading the preview for free by clicking on the link, just like this example. The Kindle instant preview provides:

  • Free content to keep traffic on your site
  • Free access to a sample of the book
  • Adjustable font sizes for the readers’ comfort
  • Direct link to book purchase from Amazon
  • Download link to get the free Kindle app

Until now, I had no idea how to set up the instant previews for an ebook.

It as easy as 1 – 2 – 3. No download or app to install! Took me about 5 seconds! Wow!!!

And guess what?

You can even use the link on Twitter! 

Thank you Kristina!

If you’d like to add a free preview for your ebook to your website or twitter go to one of the links below.

For  (U.S.)
For (U.K.)
For (Australia)
For (Canada)
For (India)

Are you already using the FREE Preview for your ebooks?

Is this new to you too?

What do you think about it?

Click on my book image below and see how it works!

I’d love to hear from you! Click to write me or contact me on Twitter @jeancogdell, Facebook at  jean.cogdell and, stop by and say hey! The lights are on and I’m waiting.

Please remember share this post with your Twitter peeps and Facebook fans.

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18 thoughts on “Do you want to know a secret?

  1. WOW, looks like a great deal. From looking at Amazon’s details, it doesn’t seem that this is limited to Kindle Select either. The Amazon Associate thing MIGHT be a little dicey, though (you didn’t mention that; they did) for your OWN book. Amazon doesn’t like paying you twice! But offering book reviews and previews of books by others means that if a blog viewer clicks through and buys from Amazon you might get a few cents for it.

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  2. Hi again, Jean- today I “discovered” something similar! I was reading on my kindle and I noticed the “share” symbol. The share symbol allows you to share what you are reading on goodreads, twitter, Facebook. I shared on Twitter. when you share, a preview link shows up with a photo of the book AND the reader can click to a FREE PREVIEW. maybe I am the last person to learn about this- but I am going to share all the time while I am reading!!

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