Use Mobile Twitter to Discover and Instantly Buy Kindle E-books

How much time do you spend on Twitter every day? Do you connect with a service via your mobile phone or a tablet? This article is for you.

Pict. 1: a tweet with a link to Kindle Store

Do you know that you can use Twitter as a quick and convenient way to download Kindle ebooks? You can start reading a book in a couple of clicks from discovering it. There is no need to change a device. You don’t have to save your choice for later in order to access Amazon site from a computer or your Kindle ereader. Isn’t that worth trying?

All what you need to have is a free Kindle application for your mobile device (or devices). Currently Kindle apps are available for those mobile platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7.

How does it work?

If you discover a tweet with a link to a Kindle Store (like the one in Picture 1), you can click on it and an Amazon site opens – optimized for a screen of your device.

As you see in Picture 2, if you’re logged in to your Amazon account, just after one click you can choose: to buy a book or to download a free sample.

When you select from a list of devices the one you’re currently using, after you click on “Buy Now with 1-Click” or “Try a Sample”, you’ll be directed to a next screen when you can make a next choice: “Continue Shopping” or “Go to Kindle App”.

That’s it, in a couple of seconds you can start reading a book!

Now imagine how much time you’ll need to remember your choice, switch to a browser, go to Amazon site and find a book again.

Pict. 2: 1 click and you are in Kindle Store

The great thing about buying ebooks at Amazon is that a book page is optimized even for small screens of mobile devices and that you have an option to download a free sample. As soon as a sample lands in your Kindle account it’s available for reading from any authorized device.

Tip: You can use Kindle app to download/buy books to your account – and read them afterwards on your Kindle ereader.

How to find books?

Twitter is a fantastic discovery tool. There are a couple of ways you can find an ebook to read. You probably know them, it’s just a question of using relevant factors.

The most convenient tool is Twitter search. Browse for words like “Kindle” and “e-book”. A very precise term which returns only links from is a shortened url – “” – which is also a guarantee of a safe purchase. You can also use popular hashtags: #Kindle, #ebook, #ebooks.

Example: If you are looking for a bestselling book, use a word “bestseller” combined with a hashtag #Kindle and a phrase “”. Check search results here.

You can also follow Twitter users who share Kindle-related news (for example @ebookfriendly) or Twitter lists with authors who publish their books at Kindle Store (like this one).

Originally published at Ebook Friendly

10 Replies to “Use Mobile Twitter to Discover and Instantly Buy Kindle E-books”

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  2. loved this post. Just had to twitter it because i search for ebooks all the time with twitter….and I send out tweets about my books with the hashtags mentioned.


  3. Twitter is the quickest way way to find and download a book. What I love about it is that it’s instant decision – you can switch to read a book you’ve just bought in seconds.


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