January 19, 2022

eBooks: Amazon Introduces Updated Sharing with Instant Previews for Kindle Books

Just in From Amazon.com:

Amazon today announced a new Kindle sharing experience that makes it simple for people to have conversations about great books–using the mobile messaging apps and even with people who have never used Kindle before.

Kindle readers could already share quotes and recommendations with all their friends on Facebook or Twitter, and now they can start a conversation with specific people. And clicking on a book recommendation or shared quote now lets people start reading instantly, much like typical links to articles and videos. Here’s how it works:

  • From a Kindle book, easily share quotes, highlights, and recommendations with specific friends.
  • Share via popular mobile messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, as well as email, texting, and more.
  • Share today from Kindle for Android, and coming to Kindle e-readers and other devices later this year.
  • Friends who receive a share can instantly start reading a free book preview right from their phone, tablet, or PC–no need to sign up, sign in, or install an app.

More info about these new (or coming soon) sharing options here.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.