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Google Launches Amazon-Style Book Search Business
New Google Book Service

 1:02 pm on Oct 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

From Reuters, anyone else this?


From a year ago:



 3:41 pm on Oct 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

I did some research and came up with [print.google.com...] which has a link to: [print.google.com...] which talks of putting ads on your pages. Here is the Google Print FAQ [print.google.com].

According to CNET(Reuters) [news.com.com] Google is going to release a new book search on Thursday, Oct 6th.

Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page will host a press conference on Thursday to demonstrate the technology at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany, an important showcase if the Internet search engine is to recruit the heavyweights of the book publishing industry.

The new service, dubbed Google Print, is incorporated into Google search queries. When users search for many book titles, they get "book results," URLs that lead to book excerpts, at the top of the list of ordinary search results. The book excerpts will carry a link to buy the book from a choice of online book retailers.


 6:45 pm on Oct 6, 2004 (gmt 0)


seems like they are pushing it now from a year ago..


 11:44 pm on Oct 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's now on Slashdot front page as well.
I'd hate to be an independant bookstore about right now. Most of them use booksense.com but how can they compete?


 12:24 am on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Apparently the scanned images of google are not that secure.
You can still print the images off the book.

A firefox developer notes:


 12:39 am on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Seams as if Google and Amazon are trading places.

Google with this and amazon with A9.



 12:53 am on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Mmm, strange for a few months now amazon show up in g serps for almost anything, usually pr0 and a few words about the search query.

I notice amazon's own search A9.com is err well very similar to g results, it does say "enhanced by google"


 2:16 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Perhams some form of trade of date going on here?

Although I did read on the gogle print site that publishers can send them their book and have it scanned into their results at no cost, so it would appear that Gogle are indeed using their own data set.



 5:36 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Who's got a sample search query that will find a book? I can't find any of mine.


 6:23 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

try economic development


 8:23 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

War and peace


If you look towards the top of the serps you see the news icon, followed by the book icon.. Looks at is generic search results are being pushed further and further down.


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