Most of us are familiar with the ‘Look Inside’ feature on Amazon, where you can preview the first few pages of an eBook before buying. It’s a great idea – after all, in a bookshop you’d look at the cover, read the blurb, and then the next thing you’re likely to do is flick to the first page and read a paragraph or two to get a feel for the author’s style, and judge whether or not the story might appeal to you.
Now you can add this feature to your own webpage – you simply go to the Amazon page of the book you want to share, and scroll to the bottom right hand corner, and you’ll find a feature (see below, circled in red).
If you click on this, it takes you to a new page where you can copy the URL for use on your own web pages. I’ve tried it out on this blog on my “The Camel in the Garden” page.
If you’re interested, it can also be a way of earning advertising revenue on your page, but for most authors, it’s simply a useful extra feature to help showcase their work.