Kindle For Web Puts Book Samples In Your Browser, Beautifully

We've been able to full screen YouTube videos since the online video Stone Age, and now Amazon's giving literature the same treatment. Kindle for Web is an attractive new way to read book samples and buy 'em for your Kindle.

Amazon's had book samples forever, but Kindle for Web, joining their family of free Kindle apps for every other platform under the sun, is a new tool for reading those samples, sharing them with friends, and, if you're so inclined, buying the full text they're culled from for consumption on your Kindle or other Kindle app-ified device.

The new Kindle for Web's got a clean, full-screen interface - it's far better than that gallery of page images you used to have to click through - but samples can also be embedded by users, effectively turning any site into a Kindle portal (and kicking back some referral cash to the page's owner when visitors purchase books).

And so the Kindle kingdom continues to grow. After starting on a single device and eventually sprawling out onto anything with a screen, apparently now Amazon wants to expand the Kindle storefront from the confines of its apps and Amazon.com out into the web at large. [Amazon]

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