Amazon Releases Beta Kindle Viewer for the Web

Posted by at 10:22 am on September 28, 2010

Amazon today cut the cord with native Kindle  apps with a beta launch of Kindle for the Web. Previously, Kindle books, even samples,  were inaccessible outside of native apps.

The  web base beta  is currently focused on samples and gives authors or other writes a way of previewing a Kindle book. The design is touch screen friendly and allows users to buy a full book from the embed, which should make   Amazon affiliates happy.

Plans on when the beta will end to wrap and when their will be the web edition optimized for mobile devices have not been disclosed. Amazon also hasn’t given any indications  if it plans to offer full text in the web viewer.   Amazon  so far has characterized Kindle for the Web as a “discovery tool.”

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