Danny has details of a new initiative from Google that will allow publishers (and authors) to sell online versions of their books through Google Book Search.
Publishers set a price, then consumers can buy and read the book online. At the moment, the program supposedly will not allow copies of the book to be saved to a computer or pages to be printed (“copy pages”) to be made.
Danny notes Google’s attempts to ward off complaints that Google is scanning books via the Google Library program and selling them. As Google states…
GOOGLE IS NOT SELLING BOOKS THAT IT HAS SCANNED FROM THE COMPLETELY SEPARATE GOOGLE LIBRARY PROGRAM.