NEW: Share a Kindle Instant Preview

Instant Preview Link


Better than a link.

Better than a cover.

Visitors can now start reading your book immediately, without having to leave your website.

It’s the new Kindle Instant Preview.


Every click loses traffic. It’s a fact of marketing.

Plus it’s hard to send people offsite. They’re busy doing one thing. “Hey! Stop what you’re doing. Go somewhere else instead.” Well, you might throw in a “PRETTY PLEASE.”

Now you can overcome both obstacles.

With Kindle Instant Preview, customers can read the sample of your Kindle book without having to leave your website.

If they like the sample, a direct link will take them to the purchase.

If they need a Kindle app, a link is included for that, too.


Font sizes are adjustable, too.

Even better: Amazon will pay you to use Kindle Instant Preview.

You can use Amazon Associates when you use Kindle Instant Preview.

You then earn commissions on sales you drive from your website.


It’s easy.

Find your Kindle e-book on Amazon.

Look for the Embed link near Share and social media (FB, Twitter) icons near the pricing info.

Click Embed.

If your site gives you HTML freedom, choose the Embed option (instead of Link).

For example, with GoDaddy’s Website Builder, the last tool on the list is HTML.

Click the See More Options link. If the default size doesn’t work for you, here is where you can change it (but ensure that the aspect ratio remains the same).

Click the Add Amazon Associates ID link to earn money for sales that you drive to Amazon (even if the customer buys something else instead, like a Kindle Fire).

The Buy Button lets visitors go straight to purchase.

Even using Amazon Associates with it is easy. Once you sign up for it. Find your Tracking ID.

Instant Preview Open


I put a Kindle Instant Preview of my book on the fourth dimension on my other website.

You can check it out by clicking either the image or the link below:


When you get there, find what looks like the front cover of my book on the fourth dimension.

Note the Read Preview button at the bottom (and the Buy button).

Click the image itself if you want to see what happens.


Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be working with fixed format books.

So if you used the Kindle Kids’ Book Creator or the Kindle Textbook Creator, for example, it may not work for you.

Write happy, be happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chris McMullen

Copyrightย ยฉ 2016

Chris McMullen, Author of A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers

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42 comments on “NEW: Share a Kindle Instant Preview

  1. Yes! I love it too. Spent most of today setting up my WordPress blog. I don’t expect much in the way of sales but with luck it should help with the branding. Definitely one of Amazon’s better initiatives recently.

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  3. I tried the HTML code and wordpress came up with just a link. Sometimes this happens and I have to go into the code and figure out why images aren’t showing up. If you had this same issue, a tip would be great. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

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