Authors Guild to Amazon: publishers can't give permission for full text search of books.
I was wondering about that, because it almost seemed like publishers might want that, if it would increase the chances of their books being bought.
Anyway, Slate is very excited about the full text search. "Best search idea since Google!"
Why don't authors want their readers to be able to search their books?
Are they afraid that people will progressively search through a book so that they can read the whole thing online, for free?
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