Book Buyers May Now Search Text Prior to Purchasing

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 23, 2003

In a posting on September 10, I noted that Amazon was preparing a new service for mid-September release, called Look Inside the Book II. A press release today from Amazon announced that an expansion to the service has been launched, Search Inside the Book, that enables “customers to find books at Amazon.com based on every word inside more than 120,000 books — more than 33 million pages of searchable text. Customers can also preview the inside text of these books. Search Inside the Book is integrated into Amazon.com’s standard search and includes books from all genres.”

  • See this How It Works page for screen shots and examples of the service. The Search Inside the Book FAQ page provides further details.
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