Book Preview on Goodreads Now Available to Members in Canada and the U.K.

Posted by Abhinav Athreya on May 13, 2015
Good news! Our popular Preview feature is now available for members in Canada and the U.K! Want to find out more about a book before you add it to your To-Read shelf or decide to buy it? Now you can read a sample on Goodreads.

Preview is easy to use. You’ll find the “Preview” icon on the book page of any of the millions of titles that have a Kindle edition. Click on the icon and a sample of the book will open up within Goodreads using the Kindle Cloud Reader technology.




If the sample piques your interest, you can add the title to your Goodreads “Want to Read” shelf. If you’re ready to buy the full version of the ebook, there’s a link to purchase the title on Amazon (or you can use links on the book page to other retailers).

Preview is available on the Goodreads.com website only, and you will need to be using Goodreads on your desktop computer/laptop. We are working towards making it accessible via mobile web and the mobile apps.


Want to check out the Preview feature? Read samples from some of our Best Books of May, a list of six great books that are racing up our most-popular charts this month.

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message 1: by ella (new)

ella I live and Canada, and have had it for a while, so I'm guessing that they're only posting this now. Thanks anyways! :)


message 2: by Kandice (new)

Kandice Members from "the Canada" will be pleased to hear this news.


message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Brownlee Kandice wrote: "Members from "the Canada" will be pleased to hear this news."

*Chuckle*


message 4: by Suzanne, Goodreads employee (new)

Suzanne Kandice wrote: "Members from "the Canada" will be pleased to hear this news."

Oops! How did that sneak in there? Just cleaned that up now.


message 5: by Micaylah (new)

Micaylah G Yes had it for a while. Yay?


message 6: by [deleted user] (last edited May 13, 2015 09:16PM) (new)

Suzanne wrote: "Oops! How did that sneak in there? Just cleaned that up now."

Haha, well done :)


message 7: by Jane (new)

Jane It's a good feature. I hope it will be available for all the other user (for example from Germany ;-) ) very soon!


message 8: by Islam (new)

Islam that would be something nice


message 9: by Wonderperson89 (new)

Wonderperson89 At last something that isn't Advertorial Spam but a Feature we can use!


message 10: by Cherish (new)

Cherish HOORAY! :D


message 11: by James (new)

James Campbell I wish it was available for other e-readers (like Canada's own KOBO), but sadly with Goodreads being an Amazon company (if I am not mistaken), that's unlikely.


message 12: by Tim (new)

Tim Any chance it will be available in more countries in the (near) future? Like The Netherlands.


message 13: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Or Sweden?


message 14: by Aadivah (new)

Aadivah Any chance it will be available in the Caribbean? Trinidad and Tobago to be particular?


message 15: by Russ (new)

Russ Skinner James wrote: "I wish it was available for other e-readers (like Canada's own KOBO), but sadly with Goodreads being an Amazon company (if I am not mistaken), that's unlikely."

James, Kobo is now owned by a Japanese company, and as a former ardent Kobo user, who still has books to read there, I find Kindle more user-friendly and useful. Your kilometrage may vary.


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