March 04, 2007
Random House and HarperCollins Launch Services for Browsing and Searching Book Pages
"Browse and search is a new way of browsing and searching pages from books in a Web browser using a "widget." Thousands of titles are available for browsing and searching and are denoted as such with the "Browse and Search" icon. To get started right away, you can search the Random House catalog for any of the thousands of titles now available in the program." [See also the FAQ page for more details]
"Browse Inside is the digital experience of flipping through the pages of a book to get a sense of it. Ultimately, each book in the HarperCollins catalog will have the Browse Inside link. Until then, this page will present noteworthy books as they become available with Browse Inside digital pages for you."
Publishers try to stave off Google, Amazon with book search