Amazon has released Kindle On The Web in which books can be reviewed and shared right from your web browser. The company has set up a demo page with a ‘Read first chapter FREE button’, which will display in the chapter in your web browser. The main purpose for Kindle On The Web is to hopefully drive readers into purchasing the complete e-book which should also benefit authors and publishers alike.
On their FAQ page Amazon states:
Kindle for the Web Beta
Kindle for the Web Beta is a new experimental feature on Amazon.com that allows you to sample Kindle books through your web browser. Click the “Read first chapter FREE” button while shopping for selected books at Amazon.com to view the sample in your browser window. To purchase the book, click the “Get Kindle Edition” button. You can then read your Kindle book on your Kindle or any free Kindle reading application.
Kindle for the Web Beta will also allow you to sample Kindle books through other websites and blogs that use the Kindle for the Web Beta to share samples of their favorite books.
Kindle for the Web Beta is designed for the latest web standards and is best viewed with Firefox 3.6, Safari 5, or Chrome 5.
Did you notice the supported browsers?
best viewed with Firefox 3.6, Safari 5, or Chrome 5.
Odd. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is not even mentioned.