There aren't many places that Amazon hasn't managed to get its Kindle software - it's even announced plans to develop an app for the forthcoming RIM PlayBook, which only launched yesterday.
However, for PC users the only way to access an e-book collection was by downloading the company's software - which isn't even available for Linux. No more, though, as the company has announced the launch of the Kindle for the Web beta.
The new platform can also be embedded into sites, which should be especially useful for some blogs and websites. Moreover, if a user goes on to buy the book after previewing it on an third-party site, the owner will receive a small cut of the proceeds.
Amazon is making sure that its Kindle platform is accessible to as wide an audience as possible and it's good to see that Linux users can finally get in on the action. It would probably be useful for some mobile platforms as well, but there aren't many operating systems left that don't already have a native Kindle app.