Posts tagged ‘e-book’

January 8, 2011

Google Books

You can now create personalized libraries on Google Books.

Google Books Product

Google Books Logo

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.

Sample entry

Book Listing in Google My Library page

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.

rate and review

Screen shot of Google My Library

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.

November 28, 2010

eReader Growth

Via Google Retail Blog, October 2010

Original version

Google eReader Growth

Original version of e-Reader market growth and milestones

My annotated version

Growth chart for eReader-type eBook

Annotated eReader growth chart

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.

October 27, 2010

Google Books Library Project

Google books


Snippet View


Limited Preview

Full View

Full View

via Google Books Library Project.