Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Amazon tests 'Kindle for the Web' for sampling e-books in browser

Another very smart innovation from Amazon

Amazon.com this morning announced a beta of a new online feature called Kindle for the Web -- a browser-based experience that previews e-books as they would appear in one of the company's Kindle reading devices. The Seattle company says the feature works directly through web browsers, without plugins, letting people read the first chapter of selected Kindle books, and embed e-book samples in blogs and other websites.

To see an example for Macrowikinomics, which I started reading today and am finding useful, visit the book page on Amazon and click:

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Of course, this is mostly useful if you’re curious about the Kindle reading experience and don’t already have a Kindle (or one of the many Kindle clients for other device types), or if you want to embed a book sample in a Web page.

Amazon tests 'Kindle for the Web' for sampling e-books in browser

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