Amazon Announces Kindle App for the Web
Amazon has tried to make its e-books available in as many places as possible, but Kindle for the Web has the potential to reach more people than ever before.
Previously, free Kindle apps were available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android phones, PC or Mac. Kindle for the Web makes it possible to embed a Kindle book in a Web page. It's basically an embeddable reader , much like ones seen on Scribd and similar sites, where book samples can be read and shared .
Visitors to a site could click to read a chapter of the featured book without needing one of the aforementioned devices. It's even integrated with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and sharing via email is also possible.
The Kindle for Web interface is simple but still provides some customization options to readers. They can adjust the font size, spacing and background color for easier reading.
Kindle for the Web will be an amazing promotional tool for authors who want to get their book in front of as many eyes as possible. And, unsurprisingly, there's a link that can take the reader to checkout to purchase the whole book. Anyone who hosts Kindle for the Web on their site will earn referral fees whenever a customer clicks through to buy the whole book. So site owners can gain a little revenue and Amazon sees even more traffic to the Kindle Store. It seems like a win-win.