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It’s a new day for Google Book Search.
The popular service, which was launched four years ago, has entered a new era. Today, they’ve announced a new partnership with a variety of authors and publishers as well as their library partners that will take Google Book Search to the next stage in their evolution.
The new agreement is revolutionary in several ways. First, readers will have digital access to literally millions of books that are “in-copyright”. Second, it will provide a new medium in which authors and publishers can sell their products. Lastly, it will bolster the efforts of Google’s library partners and help them to preserve and maintain their library while making books more easily available to readers.
The new agreement also resolves several of the lawsuit issues that Google faced back in 2005 by a group of authors and publishers, along with the Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers (AAP).
To read more about this agreement, visit the Official Google Blog.
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