How to add a book excerpt to your web site using Amazon Kindle for the Web

Late last year, Amazon unveiled Kindle for the Web, a feature that allows authors and publishers to easily post book excerpts on their web sites.

Here’s what it looks like on my web site (you can click here to see it live):

By pasting a text string supplied by Amazon, I can give visitors a free sample of my book without them having to download anything.

Here’s a brief overview of how I did it:

First of all, you need to have BOTH a physical copy of your book on Amazon as well as a Kindle edition.

Next, look at the Amazon page of your physical book. You should see the following button on the right side of the page:

Click the “Read first chapter FREE” button and you’ll see your Kindle edition of your book. I’ve included an excerpt of my book below:

On the right side of this page is an “Embed” button. Select it and you’ll see this:

All you need to do to is copy and past the text string into a web page.

I had created a “Chapter One” web page that included only a header; below this I pasted the text string. I also adjusted the size so that the book would fit within my established page layout. You can add your Amazon Associate’s tag if you want to get a referral fee for everyone who purchases a book.

 

About John Yunker

Writer and co-founder of Ashland Creek Press
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2 Responses to How to add a book excerpt to your web site using Amazon Kindle for the Web

  1. Hi
    I’m trying to find out how to get an excerpt page on my Amazon listing for Gladys Tripalong’s Private Journal. I don’t have it on kindle, but likely will do so. but so far there is nothing under my entry to say what the novel is about! frustrating.

  2. Kelly Martin says:

    Hi I followed your instructions but see no option to get an embed code anywhere.

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