Amazon Kindle Free Samples

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About Amazon Kindle Samples provides free samples for titles offered for its Kindle ebook reader. The samples give you a solid "browse" through the beginning of the book, and there are clickable links to easily buy the book from for wireless delivery to your Kindle. 

It's an excellent way to preview a book without committing to buying it. It's not the same as putting the book in your hands, but it's a valuable tool in making a purchasing decision nonetheless.

In my reviews of the samples, I'm looking at how well the sample "sells" the book-- how much it gives away, as well as whether or not I want to turn the page after sampling it.

What I'm Doing Here

In this hubpage project, I'm making a series of reviews of Amazon Kindle Samples. Free samples I've downloaded from and read on my Kindle.

It's kind of a weird review-- I'm not necessarily reviewing the book, because I haven't read the book. I'm reviewing the sample. In some cases, the samples available on Amazon aren't worth downloading. Too much frontmatter means less of the actual book to read and sample.

In other cases, the sample stops at an awkward place, or it stops at a "down point" in the action. It's better, in my mind, to stop a sample in a cliffhanger or at least at a point where the story's action is still rising.

In non-fiction, of course, a cliffhanger doesn't make sense. So the sample should show me what the book is about, how readable it is, and whether or not I'm going to find it useful. 

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Comments 4 comments

Andy 7 years ago

The Kindle is cool! I have one and I suggest it to everyone! Also, if you love free samples like I do I suggest going to

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RNMSN 7 years ago from Tucson, Az

wow thanks, mortaine, for this hub. Although I have no interest in a kinkle at all...I love the pleasure of holding, smelling, touching the book itself, makes it magical when I "enter" that books' world you know? but for the disabled, older persons on a budget, anyone who cannot get to the store etc, the kindle is the answer and this is a wonderfully informtive hub not only of the product but of what "perks" the product line is offering/like the free sample. way to go!!

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harrisdy 6 years ago from New York

great hub!

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greenscraper 6 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

Indeed a great hub on amazon kindle :)

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