Amazon Selling Books by the Page
"Books will be available for full indexing, search and display," Random House said. "No downloading, printing or copying will be permitted."
A "publisher-determined free sample" of page views of as much as 5% of a book's length will be permitted, Random House said. Random House will receive 4 cents per page from vendors, who will determine pricing beyond the initial part of the book.
No timetable has been set for Random House's initiative, said Stuart Applebaum, a company spokesman.
Random House may participate in the Amazon program "if we can come to terms," he said, adding that the two companies had a good relationship.Other publishers likely will follow Random House's lead, said Jim Milliot, business and news editor at Publishers Weekly, a trade publication. "It's broad enough to allow a lot of flexibility," he said. The announcement from Amazon and Random House comes the same day that Google (GOOG) began allowing people to search through out-of-print books and other materials from some of the top libraries in the country through its controversial Google Print book digitization initiative. People can now search on
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