HarperCollins steps up Internet presence
Book publisher HarperCollins said Thursday it was launching a feature on its site called "Browse Inside," which would allow visitors to peer inside the works of some of its most notable authors. The company initially announced last year that it planned to digitize its catalog of books.
Like Amazon.com's "Search Inside!" or Google's Book's search program, HarperCollins'’s initiative allows readers to replicate in cyberspace the experience of going to a bookstore and flipping through a few pages before buying a book. By controlling the digitization, HarperCollins would also control how the books are is distributed.
Some of the publisher's most prominent authors will be digitized. By next year, HarperCollins expects to have nearly all of its titles available through the service.
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