Tuesday, October 09, 2012

A Google Book Deal Is Good for Everyone—Except Maybe Amazon - Businessweek [GigaOM]

The rest of the story, perhaps -- from the second page of the article
"In fact, the Google deal appears to benefit just about everyone (even authors, although the Guild doesn’t want to admit it). Readers get to search for and buy books more easily, and Google gets more content that could bring in users and keep them searching, which pays the bills. The only one who probably doesn’t benefit is Amazon, because the deal increases the supply of digital copies Amazon doesn’t control or get a share of the revenue from. And it may help publishers become better at selling their own digital content—instead of relying on the digital-book giant to do so."
A Google Book Deal Is Good for Everyone—Except Maybe Amazon - Businessweek
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