- February 9, 2009
- Posted by: admin
- Categories: Blog, Search Marketing
Google Opens New Chapter With iPhone, Android Book Search
Google has made available its electronic library of classic books (around 1.5 million) to users of Apple’s iPhone and T-Mobile’s G1 with a mobile site optimized for the browser type both phones use (Google Android). Amazon also is looking to port its Kindle collection to mobile platforms as well.
Googles Book Search has already been acclaimed as one of the best e-resources around. With this technology going mobile, one cannot but help feel that all forms of human information are migrating to the information retention giant.
The question – how do you feel will this influence readership and literature accessibility. Will people find themselves reading more often, via their mobiles/handhelds (which implies that you’re taking 1.5 million books with you, any where you go)- or – will conventional book reading survive this concept?
Most importantly, how will this effect the conventional publishing/print/paper industry? Is Google nailing the coffin on another ‘age old’ business model? Or should I keep my bookcase, just in case?