Amazon now allows writers, authors, bloggers, and wannabes to add a preview of their book to their website. It is as simple as 1-2-3.
Step 1- Go to Amazon
Log into Amazon and search for your book (or the book you would like to preview). A screen shot of my book is below. You see that little “<Embed>” in the bottom right hand corner there? That’s where you want to click.
Step 2- Get Embed Code
Click on the “<Embed>” on your page. You will then have then have the option to either get the link for your book or get the embed code for your site. If you’re putting this on your website, you’re going to want to click the embed radio button.
If you have an Amazon Associates ID, you will also want to make sure you add your ID.
Step 3- Place the Code on Your Site
This is self explanatory, but here’s a glimpse of what it looks like in action.
Go ahead, take a gander at my book. Read the first couple of pages. Get a feel for how it looks. In fact, read the entire sample. Once you’ve done that, you’re going to want to be sure that the “Buy” link works as advertised before implementing this on your own website with your own book. I mean, imagine how embarrassing that would be for you if it didn’t work! Use me as your guinea pig.
Go ahead and purchase it just to make sure everything works as it should. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
Ok, done? Great! Now that you know it works, you can follow these three easy steps on your own website.
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