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Amazon Buys BookSurge

By - April 04, 2005

So why do I care? I’m fascinated with Google Print, and also with companies like QOOP, who provide print on demand (they do the print edition of Searchblog, at left).

To my mind, there really is no reason why Google can’t become the world’s largest bookseller, simply by adding a “Print, Ship, and Bill me” button to any book they have in the Google Print database. Given that Amazon has already done a massive book scanning effort of its own with Search Inside the Book, the purchase of BookSurge is interesting.

Link to the InternetNews story.

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  1. switch11 says:

    Do you think this is simply Amazon trying to maintain it’s hold over the long tail of book sales?