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You Can Preview Kindle Books On the Web Soon

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Amazon today announced Kindle Previewer for HTML5, which will let you preview Kindle books before you buy them on any device with a browser. That'll be huge improvement over having to preview it on a Kindle, and it's coming soon.


The new service will be available "in the coming weeks," according to an Amazon blog post, and will show ebook previews that can be accessed from You'll be able to read a sample chapter, and if you decide to buy a book it'll be downloaded to your Kindle or Kindle app.


Pretty handy, really. Between this, the recent price drop, and the audio/video embeds, Amazon's clearly making a big push to distance Kindle from the competition. And it's working. [Kindle Forum]

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Hmm... I'm a little confused... I previewed "Speaker for the Dead" yesterday on Amazon's website before buying it. Is that just an exception or do they already have this?