Thursday, November 03, 2005

Google Print has 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 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 to include online access.


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