Google Extends Book Search to E-tail Partners
Seeking greater visibility for its Book Search engine, Google is making it easier for retailers, libraries and publishers to provide that service’s capabilities on their own Web sites.
Via free code snippets and APIs (application programming interfaces), Google is allowing Web sites to display Book Search previews, most of which will allow potential buyers to browse up to 20 percent of a book’s contents, Google announced on Monday.
Some retailers are already taking advantage of the program, including Books-A-Million, Blackwell Bookshop in the U.K., A1Books in India, Libreria Norma in Colombia, Van Stockum in the Netherlands and Livraria Cultura in Brazil.
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