Reality Bytes: Publishers must be brought to book

Book publishers are making idiots of themselves with their opposition to Google’s book search feature and they are robbing their client authors of millions in potential new sales.

8th July, 2006

Book publishers are making idiots of themselves with their opposition to Google’s book search feature and they are robbing their client authors of millions in potential new sales.

Their objection to the helpful search function - available free on Google - is that only they should be allowed to decide who can view the content of their published books.

And that shouldn’t be just anyone. To compare literary styles or passages of text...

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