Amazon has unveiled a program that allows Kindle electronic books to be sampled in a web browser, AFP reports. "Kindle for the Web" is featured on the online retail giant's web site, Amazon.com, and book samples can be embedded on other web sites or shared through Facebook and Twitter. Users can click on a "Read First Chapter Free" button on selected Amazon books, and a browser window opens featuring the sample chapter. The eBook also can be purchased directly from the browser. "With Kindle for the Web, it's easier than ever for customers to sample Kindle books—there's no downloading or...

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