Google to reincarnate digital books as paperbacks

AP – “Google Inc. is giving 2 million books in its digital library a chance to be reincarnated as paperbacks. As part of a deal announced Thursday, Google is opening up part of its index to the maker of a high-speed publishing machine that can manufacture a paperback-bound book of about 300 pages in under five minutes. The new service is an acknowledgment by the Internet search leader that not everyone wants their books served up on a computer or an electronic reader like those made by Amazon.com Inc. and Sony Inc.”

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One Response to “Google to reincarnate digital books as paperbacks”

  1. eBookReader
    September 17, 2009 at 3:29 pm #

    Google’s purchase of ReCaptcha is brought on by the poor job of both digitizing and OCRing the books that they have scanned. Had they taken the time to do it right the first time…

    I buy my books from kirtasbooks.com, their image quality is superb, and their Digitize on Demand and Print on Demand service is the best. They only have 800K books now, but I am sure they will move to the front of the pack based on quality alone.

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