Most of us know that Amazon is a great place to do trends research: seeing what’s selling well is a great way to mine for affiliate or info product opps. But if you’re researching an article, blog post, or info product you can drill much deeper by actually reading parts of the book online! When you’re looking at a book listing hover over the Click to Look Inside! thumbnail of the book. You’ll then be launched into a special reader that offers (variously) random pages (Amazon calls is “Surprise Me!”, front matter, back cover, and index–all of which can be gold for the information prospector. Understandably they don’t allow copy and paste. Just jot down relevant information into a text editor or Google Docs. It has the fringe benefit of helping you learn the material better.