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Are sample versions of digital books available?

Can I get a sample of the ePub version of Make: Electronics? I would like to see how to reads/what it looks like on my eReader before I purchase. Additionally, I think samples of digital books should be downloadable. Much like a customer can browse through a book at a store, online customers want to get a feeling for what their purchase will look like where they use it.
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  • Hello Aeiche,

    We use Google Preview on oreilly.com. It allows you to view up to 20% of any book. It's excellent. As for off-line viewing, we're just now working on a new version of a free book sampler. You can see an example at http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596802... (Scroll to the middle of the page and click on the cover emblazoned with "Free Sample."). This one is a .pdf, but the goal is to make them available in .epub, .mobi, and .apk as well. While these are downloadable, they're not 20% of the book, and they don't allow you to view any part that you want as Google Preview does.

    Write back with your comments if you do check the sample out.

    Regards, --Allen
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