The Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #8: Discover the “Sample” Feature on Your Kindle
If you have a Kindle (frugal people probably have the $79 version), there’s a free feature that you may not be aware of: the book sample. You get about a chapter — sometimes more — of a book you’re dying to try out–you know–the kind of books that are over $10 to purchase! I have taken advantage of this free feature, found a few terrific books I have put on hold at the library, realized a few were not what I thought they’d be and found a book I actually paid to download because I was compelled to finish it thanks to the sample. (It’s a slight extension of the “Look Inside” feature that Amazon has for its books on the website. The “Samples” make great bedtime reading material, though.)
To get a sample of a just released or popular book, just browse the Kindle store, choose a book, and choose “Try a Sample” under the “Buy” option, and it’ll be sent to your line up — then…enjoy bedtime reading! I love this free feature!
p.s.: It’s a great way to get your kids to read, too. I’ve used this trick on my son a few times, and he’s now using his Kindle again to read in bed.