You can now create personalized libraries on Google Books.
Create your own library and add book reviews and ratings on Google Books
Label, review, rate, and of course, do full-text searches of a customized choice of books.
More details and step-by-step instructions on setting up your Google Library are available on the Google Books help page.
Some books are free to access, save to your library and read. Others are not.
You can preview pre-selected pages before purchasing.
I don’t use the Amazon Kindle product, but I do buy physical books on Amazon. Amazon’s book preview is comparable to Google Books preview, although Google Books offers at least 20 pages as a preview. Amazon usually displays only the front and back covers, table of contents, and a few pages of text. Google Books are available as a PDF or EPUB formatted file after you pay using either Google Checkout or PayPal.
Via Google Retail Blog, October 2010
My annotated version
The x-axis is time, in monthly increments. The y-axis was not identified. The two footers denoted by labels ONE and TWO in red should be clearly visible if the image is clicked on and viewed full-size.
This is well after the fact, so to speak.The chart legend date is October 2010, the Google Retail Blogger blog post date was October 2010, the post date here is March 2012. Remember, this is for entertainment and curiosity purposes only… Sssssh!
Sssssh! means “hush” or “on the down low” or “sub rosa”. I have not provided a trackback to the Google Retail blog post for obvious reasons.