Amazon’s Look Inside the Book

By Deane Barker on October 23, 2003 Books / Search Inside the Book: Looks like Amazon’s search plan has actually come into being. Publishers weren’t too happy about this when it was announced.

“A significant extension of our groundbreaking Look Inside the Book feature, Search Inside the Book allows you to search millions of pages to find exactly the book you want to buy. Now instead of just displaying books whose title, author, or publisher-provided keywords match your search terms, your search results will surface titles based on every word inside the book.”

I’m just waiting for the day when Amazon gets hacked and the complete texts of every book they sell get released to Kazaa. On a lighter note, the guys over at silverorange found out they had been mentioned in a book without anyone telling them.

I think this story has been featured on every single blog I monitor today.



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