Sample chapters are an excellent way to discover new authors and books without having to commit to the cover price. It’s like leafing through a book in a bookstore, but doing so without having to worry about messing up the pages or loitering too long.

For publishers and authors, sample chapters are a great way to market books and get new readers to take a chance. If you like the sample chapter, you’ve got a great better reason to buy the book. Welcome to our new feature, “Sample Chapter of the Week.” In this new eBookNewser feature, we will highlight one sample chapter that we read and think you should too.

This week’s “Sample Chapter of the Week,” is America by Heart by Sarah Palin. Are you curious about how a woman who is famous for bad grammar writes (not that she actually did the writing), but don’t want to be caught dead actually buying the book? A sample chapter is the perfect way to get inside the Palin mindset without having to spend the money or be seen paging through it at a bookstore.

Here is an excerpt: “Call it corny, but Mr. Smith Goes To Washington is one of my favorite movies. It’s a movie about hope. It’s a movie about good triumphing over evil and idealism defeating cynicism. Most of all, it’s a movie about the timeless truths of America handed down to us from our forefathers and foremothers.”

What sample chapters did you enjoy?