Thu 18 Dec, 2003 08:13 am
Listen up, all you A2K book lovers. Google has started an experiment whereby people looking up certain books will be able to access excerpts from the book.
Link to Google Book Experiment
What do you think of that? Do you think that this service will prove valuable to you?
I'm a creature of inertia, so I'll probably continue using Amazon "Look Inside" and the various "Read an Exerpt" offered by publishers.
Of course, if Google offers exerpts all under one cyber roof....
I heard something like that.
It's not up yet but the URL will be print.google.com
Google is reacting to Amazon, who owns Alexa, who owns a crawl bigger than Google's (the biggest in the world).
Alexa's crawl isn't being used to it's full extent yet. But Amazon/Alexa is a dark horse in the search engine wars and Google is recting (in their usual fine form) to Amazon's move.