Book Candy from Jellybooks

Read, view and listen to ebooks, samples, excerpts, and advance review copies on any connected device with a single click.

No app to install. No file to download.

Click and read in your web browser but with all the features of a traditional ebook reader.

We cover fiction and non-fiction, narrative and highly illustrated books. Graphic novels, manga, comics, and audiobooks, too.

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Book Candy for Readers

Peek Inside and Sample Books

Jellybooks provides online book samples to many independent and high street bookshops including, Coles Books, Rossiter Books, Truman Books, Bridgestreet Books, The Bell Bookshop and many other British and Irish bookshops. When you visit these bookshops you can read or view the first 10% of thousands of books from novels to poetry anthologies, children’s books to graphic novels, and all forms of non-fiction from narrative to highly illustrated books.

Become a Test Reader and Enjoy Early Access

Want to read books for free? We frequently test new and already published books for authors and publishers. Is the book a page turner? Is the cover right for the audience? Who falls in love with the book? We answer questions like these for publishers with our industry-leading software. You receive a free book months in advance of anybody else in exchange for your reading data and feedback.

More Free Ebooks

We provide digital tools for many publishers to make advance reading copies available to readers for them to review. You get a free ebook from the publisher in exchange for reviewing it online after reading. We will be posting a directory of participating publishers soon.

Online Samples and Digital Candy for Bookshops

Free Help Sellling Books

We work with publishers to connect books with readers. Bookshops and readers benefit at no additional cost. We have lots of free digital tools to help bookshops spark interest among readers and increase both footfall in shop and online traffic.

Browsing the Stacks Online

Online samples help readers fall in love book even if it is the print version they want buy, read and own. Use our Jellybooks DISCOVERY service for bookshops to provide online book samples as part of your online shop and in your email newsletter. Let readers browse your collection from the comfort of their home and fall in love with new books.

Smart Links for Social Media

Make your social media posts more engaging with our SMART links. Create sample links of books with custom call-to-action images and buy buttons that work across Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and many other social media platforms, linking readers directly from the sample they are reading to you and your bookshop.

Using the DISCOVERY platform you can also generate QR codes for you to put in your shop window, allowing passers-by to link to your books samples even when you are closed. And, of course, every sample contains buy buttons that link back to your shop!

Love Indies, Read Indy

Indie publishers, help us support a vibrant book ecosystem by joining our ‘Love Indies, Read Indy’ program with lots of exciting features including a “buy local’ button on publisher’s websites as part of our contribution to #ChooseBookshopLinks.

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Digital Discovery and Software Candy for Publishers

Engage independent and High Street Bookshops

When you join the Jellybooks DISCOVRY or PREVIEW program, we make your book catalogue available to bookshops, helping readers to discover and buy your books

Online Book Excerpts

Offer readers samples and excerpts on your product pages, in emails newsletters and social media either as sneak preview prior to publication date or as online samples from publication date onwards. Plus provide digital advance reading copies to reviewers and influencers you choose.

Support Indie Bookshops

We also distribute your online book samples to indie and high street bookshops across the UK and Ireland allowing them to match Amazon’s “look inside” feature. Bookshops use our online sample links for product pages, in email newsletters and for social media posts. Some even use them as QR codes in their shop windows, allowing passers-by to link to books samples. And, of course, every sample contains buy buttons to help close the loop.

Audience Insights

Get detailed audience insights into reading behaviours, audience segmentation and A/B test covers with RADAR — the acclaimed reader analytics service from Jellybooks. We recruit 300 to 800 test readers as online focus groups to test new or already published books and provide in-depth reports on how engaging the book is, whom it appeals to, the audience make-up and more helping you to optimally position and launch (or relaunch) your hardback or paperback in the market.