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Offline SteeBee
20 May 2017, 12:16 PM | Post: #1

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Look Inside?

Hi,
Does anyone know if it is possible to limit the number of pages available to view on the KDP 'look inside' feature? 
I am planning to write an art instruction manual which features many insider secrets, and don't want to give too much away to those who are casually browsing but have no intention of buying the book. 
If it is not possible to limit the look inside feature, can it be turned off?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
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RE: Look Inside?

(20 May 2017 12:16 PM)SteeBee Wrote: Wrote:  Hi,
Does anyone know if it is possible to limit the number of pages available to view on the KDP 'look inside' feature? 
I am planning to write an art instruction manual which features many insider secrets, and don't want to give too much away to those who are casually browsing but have no intention of buying the book. 
If it is not possible to limit the look inside feature, can it be turned off?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
I think that Amazon automatically limit the amount of pages that can be accessed using this feature, but, unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any means for you to specify which pages are not displayed. Will you be offering it as both a Kindle ebook and a paperback?
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Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
20 May 2017, 01:03 PM | Post: #3

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I think it's a percentage. You need to give potential readers something to hook them, but not blow it all in the first 10%.
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20 May 2017, 03:42 PM | Post: #4

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I think Kath is right (of course). So you just need to put your top secrets further along and maybe something like, "In the next chapter we learn about..."
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Yes, Kath is definitely right about the percentage, although I have recently discovered that Amazon treats paperbacks published through Kindle in a different fashion. Rather annoyingly, the reader is not only able to sample the first few pages of the book - which is fine - but they may also preview the ends of all of the chapters. Given that my book is an anthology of shorter pieces, this means that the twist endings of all of my stories are thereby rendered visible to the curious prospective reader. Not what I had intended. That said, providing that you publish your book in ebook form only, material beyond the first 10% should be safely hidden from view.
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22 May 2017, 11:52 AM | Post: #6

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(20 May 2017 04:57 PM)H.E. Bulstrode Wrote: Wrote:  Yes, Kath is definitely right about the percentage, although I have recently discovered that Amazon treats paperbacks published through Kindle in a different fashion. Rather annoyingly, the reader is not only able to sample the first few pages of the book - which is fine - but they may also preview the ends of all of the chapters. Given that my book is an anthology of shorter pieces, this means that the twist endings of all of my stories are thereby rendered visible to the curious prospective reader. Not what I had intended. That said, providing that you publish your book in ebook form only, material beyond the first 10% should be safely hidden from view.
If that is what is happening, I'd contact Amazon and say you're sure they'd like to know...
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