HarperCollins and Austin, Texas-based LibreDigital have announced a hosted service called LibreDigital Warehouse that will give publishers and booksellers the ability to deliver searchable book content on their own Web sites.
Like Google Book Search, the service will allow users to search the entire content of a book and preview a percentage of its text and illustrations.
Unlike Google, LibreDigital Warehouse allows publishers to customize which pages a user can view, which pages are always prohibited from viewing (such as the last three pages of a novel), and what overall percentage of a book is viewable. Publishers can customize these rules per title and per partner.
Posted by P. Kaufman at August 23, 2006 8:07 AM