Google to bring online rental to books
And Amazon sells by the page
Google has approached at least one publishing house with a view to setting up an online book rental service, according to reports.
Originally reported in the Wall Street Journal, the story goes that Google plans to offer access to an online version of a book for one week for ten per cent of the market price. Downloading or printing the text would not be allowed.
The publisher concerned, which is unnamed but referenced as the story’s source, feels that ten per cent is too low a fee to charge.
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