Saturday, November 05, 2005

BostonHerald.com - Technology News: Amazon.com to sell individual book pages

BostonHerald.com - Technology News: Amazon.com to sell individual book pages

With its new Amazon Pages service, Amazon.com Inc. plans to let customers to buy portions of a book - even just one page - for online viewing. A second program, Amazon Upgrade, will offer full online access when a traditional text is purchased.
An interesting new business model.... It raises numerous questions for libraries. Would the Amazon Upgrade program be extended to libraries? How would access be controlled?