Category Archives: Adding HTML to Kindle Book Description

KDP’s Best-Kept Secret: One Exception

The techniques introduced in KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description is rock solid and fool-proof. However, there is one peculiar circumstance that will fail it. This situation is described as follows:

When a KDP author has never published anything in print and his or her entire book collection in his or her AuthorCentral account consists of Kindle book only, Amazon’s book description rendering mechanism defaults to the Print route.(This is curious but true. ) The end result is that the techniques introduced in my book WILL NOT work in this particular case. The same phenomenon seems to happen to a book that only has a Kindle edition, even if the author of that book has print editions on other titles. The latter, however, does not happen consistently — many people with books that only have Kindle editions find the techniques working fine.

So please be aware, if you never have published any books in print and linked them to their Kindle counterparts, you cannot get the techniques to work with your Kindle book descriptions. If you intend to use the techniques on a book that only has a Kindle edition, please try the techniques out by downloading one of my description books that is on free download promotion.

If you are a KDP author who fit into that category, you should not purchase this book before you have print version books in your Author Central account.

If you do have print version books linked to their Kindle counterparts in your Author Central account, rest assured, the techniques introduced in my book is guaranteed to work.


Likeable Marketing Begins at Your Amazon Page: How to Embed Facebook Likes in Book Descriptions

This book teaches you how to embed a Facebook box in your book description(See below inside the red border:)

This is an embedded Amazon Affiliate widget:

♥ Top Secret Revealed ♥
Guaranteed to work!

A book trailer:

A Javascript widget:

An iFrame, as shown below:

A Webinar on “How to Put an OPTIN Form on Kindle Book Pages”

A Few Updates from M. Eigh

There is a Webinar on Oct. 19, at 11 AM Eastern.

This will be a one-hour Webinar with 40 minutes dedicated to a walk-through on embedding an opt-in form and an jQuery picture slideshow, and 20 minutes to open mike Q&A.

Some of you have indicated interest in attending. For those of you who have not indicated, please drop me a note if you intend to attend, so I can send you an invite about a week prior to the event.

Those who have never contacted me, please use the form here to sign up

jQuery reference when expanding Kindle book description panel


Our “Readers of Secret” community is slowly getting bigger and members are trying out advanced stuff. This very valuable discovery is courtesy of Tali Carmi who succeeded in expanding her book description panel. She also embedded video’s in descriptive fields other than the default description field. We discovered, via Tali’s trial and error, that the latest jQuery framework, version 1.10 as cited as an example in my book, actually causes some unpredictable behavior of the description panel, when the page is busy (such as a video in From the Author or About the Author fields.)
Without getting into too much details, I could tell you that jQuery underwent major changes around version 1.9 and Amazon’s JavaScript SDK framework obviously has not caught. So if you ever — I hope not — encounter some strange behavior when expanding the description panel, downgrade the jQuery version. I recommend using the following much older version, to stay safe:

<script src=”//”></script>

One member asked me a question I do not have a good answer for


The question was: How do I print the book out? You know, when you are trying things out, you really would like the comfort of holding the manual in your hands and flipping back and forth as needed. Unfortunately, this is one area Amazon deliberately made it tough. There is no graceful way I know of to print from a device or from CloudReader.

As an alternative for people who really need the good old paper comfort, I am publishing out a paperback version that comes to about 120 pages on a small trim (about 5″ x 8″). I will also put the Kindle on Matchbook program so people who buy the paperback would also get the Kindle version free. I imagine only a small minority of people would actually want the paperback.

Please post a book review if you haven’t yet


I will do my best to provide support, education and other assistance to our community. I am trying my best to do my part. I am currently experimenting a special editor for you guys and if it comes to fruition, it will make HTML composition and double-encoding super easy and less labor-intensive.

But I need some incentives. I need more people to be aware of the book and be readers of the book. And you can help me achieve that; hence helping yourself to get continued and better support from me.

Please, if you have used the book, or simply read it, I ask you to please post a book review. As we all know, the number of reviews matters when it comes to a Kindle book. I have many plans for future free supplements to the community. Please help make that a reality by posting a review today.

And for those of you who have posted a review, please note that you are eligible for a 3-month trial of my next big product — Kindle book page analytics which track your book page views, and critical clicks such as sample downloads, buy button, gift copy and customer reviews. I know, I am truly excited about it.

And this 3-month free service is not a bribery or solicitation because you have already provided the reviews.

Let’s work together and make our KDP publishing a rewarding hobby or, potentially, a career!


M. Eigh

Free on Amazon: How to Embed Social Share Buttons in Your Kindle Book Pages

An exciting new book from M. Eigh, FREE for you.

Hi guys,

M. Eigh has just released a new book, titled How to Embed Social Share Buttons in Your Kindle Book Pages. To show my heartfelt appreciation for your purchase of my book KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description, I’m offering this book free to you.

The book is here: It will be free for two days, starting midnight Pacific Sunday till midnight Pacific Monday.

I know we live in a viral society and Amazon does not offer a mechanism for me to control who can enjoy the free download, so some people who have not purchased “Secret” will enjoy the free download too. So you might as well do your friends a favor and let them know.

But rest assured that this book is by no means going to devalue the “Secret” book you have bought. That is still and will always be the bible of Kindle book description, forever the holy grail.

So, don’t miss the free download. And if you have enjoyed my books and benefited form the know-how’s in it, please post a review on the book’s Amazon pages. One good turn deserves another, from an Indie to another Indie.


M. Eigh

Copyright © 2013 M. Eigh, All rights reserved.

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Amazon KDP Authors Getting Fancy with their Kindle Book Pages

The following is a list of real Amazon KDP authors who implemented the technology introduced in my book KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description. This is a short list that reflect only the use cases I know of. As the book gets more popular day by day, I am sure I will get to know more wonderful and creative implementations. If you have done yours, please let me know your page URL. Or if you know someone has done it and does not mind my listing the book page, please let me know the URL too. You can drop me a line right there at my book page at (Well, embedding a opt-in or contact us form on your book page is part of the trade secret revealed in that book.)