Google Print has Amazon.com running scared....
In my humble opinion, Amazon Pages sounds like it could quite well turn out to be a flop. On the other hand, their second program, Amazon Upgrade, sounds rather interesting, and perhaps pretty useful, too.
An AFP newswire article, via Yahoo! News, reports that:
Internet commerce giant Amazon.com said it was launching a program allowing consumers to purchase "online access" to books or to "any page, section, or chapter" of a book.
The service, called Amazon Pages, enables Internet users to "simply and inexpensively purchase and read online just the pages they need" of a book.
A second program, Amazon Upgrade, allows customers to "upgrade" the purchase of a physical book on Amazon.com to include online access.