Here’s a great tool to help any indie author or publisher connect with readers by sharing free samples of their work. All you need is a website or a blog, a Kindle edition of your book, and the patience to follow some very basic instructions.
- Go to this web page — HTML SCRIPT TO EMBED “KINDLE FOR THE WEB” SAMPLE ON YOUR BLOG OR WEBSITE — and copy the HTML script from that page into a blog post or onto your website. (Be sure set your blog post or other environment to “Edit HTML” rather than “Compose” mode before you paste the script.
- Select the Kindle edition for which you would like to provide a free sample, and isolate and copy its 10-digit ASIN (this stands for Amazon Standard Identification Number, and you can think of it as Amazon’s version of an ISBN) to replace the ASIN in your script.
- Add your own material or copy before and/or after the script to make the most of the sample feature.
Here’s an unadorned example of how the “Kindle for the Web” Sample script looks in a blog post: