Posted by: Jeanie F | April 9, 2010

Google Book Search Settlement

This post is meant as a follow-up to my previous post about e-books/”real” books. The site io9.com has posted an outstanding, comprehensive AND comprehensible explanation of the Google Book Settlement and how it will – according to them – change the future of reading.

They list, and explain thoroughly, the five major impacts of this settlement (these are the section headings from their post):

  1. It may become harder to get information online about books from writers you love.
  2. You will find yourself reading free books online, by authors who have disappeared. And Google will make money when you do.
  3. Google will be competing with Apple and Amazon and everybody else to be your favorite online bookseller.
  4. Libraries and bookstores will be the same thing.
  5.  Pulp science fiction will make a comeback in ways you might not expect.

This is important information for serious readers, and I highly recommend you hop on over to io9.com (http://io9.com/5501426/5-ways-the-google-book-settlement-will-change-the-future-of-reading) and read what they have to say.


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