Thursday, November 03, 2005

Amazon.com to sell portions of books online

Even single pages will be available

Amazon.com is offering new online programs it says will be good for publishers and authors. The bookseller plans to launch Amazon Pages and Amazon Upgrade next year. One of the programs will allow customers to buy portions of books, even a single page. Details from The Associated Press via Forbes.

Relevant: CNET News.com

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4 comments:

Shirazi said...

It will work when Internet is available to every single person. No?

Deb S. said...

Perhaps, Shirazi. But I am wondering if the online programs will succeed now, at a time when the Internet is not available to everyone. Also, will writers and publishers ever support this?

Shirazi said...

I think,writers may (who simply want to be read and heard), publishers may not (unless they find some way thought). But the issue remains the Internet and its availability to majority of the people in the world.

Deb S. said...

OK, Shi, you've made your point. I agree with you on the importance of closing the digital divide. Should we pull together a group to spearhead this effort?

Of course, you would have to be the front man. We're going to put all of your knowledge to work, along with your great debating skills.

I think it would be good to have a woman as your co-chair. Let's see. We need someone with great communications skills, someone who is a quick study, someone with a knack for diplomacy. Let's see...that would be ... AsianSmiles!

Shirazi and AsianSmiles: Have your people get back to my people. :-)