Kevin Brennan Is Self-Publishing His New Novel
This is highly cool, and I’m surprised it hasn’t come to my attention till now. (I wish I could find the blog I learned it from!)
You can stick a cover image in your sidebar using the widget tool. That we all know. You can even embed a link in the image so that when readers click on it, they’re taken to the Amazon page. Well, this trick allows you to embed a viewer that immediately puts the reader directly into the book for quick perusing.
All you do is go to the book’s Amazon page, scroll down and look on the right-hand side for sharing options. Click on “Embed,” then copy the URL (I couldn’t get HTML to work for this on WordPress).
Set up your widget with an image box, insert the image, then add the URL you just copied to the link space near the bottom. Save it, and then have a look.
Click on the Town Father image above to see what the viewer looks like.
[Holy crap, I just found out that this is my 1000th post on What The Hell!]