Items tagged with Google Books

There's a new growing menace in the world, something becoming known as ebook fraud. It comes in two forms, says security guru Bruce Schneier: books quickly created from automatically gathered content crawled from the Web, and books generated from stealing legit printed books, scanned and sold by someone that doesn't own the copyright. The issue is that sites like Amazon and Google Books allow third-parties to sell books with only a scanty background check and no copyright verification. Amazon includes its third-party books in its search results, and gives unwary Kindle users a sense of security... Read more...
Barnes & Noble may have claimed to have the world’s largest eBookstore for a while, but Sony is right on its heels, having just announced that its eBook Store will provide access to more than one million free public domain books from Google. These books include classics such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, biographies, historical texts, romance novels, and hundreds of other genres. Google digitized the available titles as part of its Google Books project. Now, the titles are available in EPUB format and optimized for current models of the Sony Reader Digital Book. “We are committed... Read more...