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Thursday, October 23, 2003

Amazon.com Launches "Search Inside the Book" Feature

The new service allows you to search the full-text, over 33 million pages from over 120,000 titles

Amazon.com Launches Look Inside The Book190 publishers are participating  including Wiley, Time Warner Book Group, Simon & Schuster, Inc., Random House, Inc., Publishers Group West, Incorporated, McGraw-Hill Professional, Holtzbrinck Publishers and HarperCollins Publishers.

To try out the free service, go to http://www.Amazon.com or any Amazon search box,and then...

• Enter your search terms. Use quotation marks if searching for phrases.

• A list of all titles is returned, with some titles containing additional information and links. These appear right under the pricing information (look for the word "exceprt"). 

• Click the link and you'll be shown a scanned image of the page with your search term highlighted, which you can then browse forward or backwards one page at a time by using the links above the scanned image. 

(Note that you have to be a registered Amazon.com custmer to access the full-text search feature)

You can read more about the "Search Inside the Book" feature here.

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