New Program Allows Online Book Browsing

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:37 am

HarperCollins, which announced last year that it was digitizing its vast catalog, has set up a “Browse Inside” program that will allow readers worldwide to view online excerpts from books by Michael Crichton, Isabel Allende and several other writers.

“We see it as the next step,” HarperCollins president and CEO Jane Friedman told The Associated Press during a recent interview.

Readers wanting to view - but not download - a sample of Crichton’s “Prey” or other selected works can visit the HarperCollins Web site and, eventually, the sites of authors and retailers. Friedman is also hoping to establish links with MySpace and other online social networkers.

Source: AP


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