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Google Releases New Book Search Features

Google has released a major update to its Book Search in an effort to provide a more organic reading experience to the user as well as scholarly resources for readers wishing to delve deeper into the academic community’s take on a particular book.

Enterprise 1.0 – 2.0 Gap

Mark Masterson highlights the need for Enterprise 2.0 to work with Enterprise 1.0:

Google Horror Stories
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Need a scary story before you tuck your trick-or-treaters in bed that will make them convulse with fright until they lay unconscious in a nightmarish hell until morning? Google can help.

New Book Search Deals for Microsoft

Cornell University and Kirtas Technologies, a maker of scanners and digitization software said Tuesday that they had signed deals with Microsoft to support its Windows Live Book Search Project. Microsofts answer to Google Book Search, announced in late 2004.

Cornell Joins Microsofts Live Book Search

Cornell University has announced joint initiatives with Microsoft and Kirtas Technologies aimed at digitizing a majority of the school’s library content. The volumes will be made available online via Microsoft’s Live Book Search.

British Search Less But Find More?

Recent numbers are showing that Google is an even heavier hitter in the United Kingdom than in the United States.

Yahoo Drops Search Spell Book
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For the most part, it seems to be an i-before-e problem, grey-hatters. I choose the grey-hatters because no self-respecting white-hat SEOer would target the poor spelling habits of the average searcher, right? Heh. Let’s leave self-respect out of it. The smart ones will.

Google Book Scans Boosting Sales

The search advertising company has contended its practice of scanning books and presenting snippets of text would help drive interest and sales of books people might not find normally, and it is starting to look like Google was correct.

White Papers, Lead Generation – Key for BtoB Marketers

Complex sales cycles make the development of multi-modal marketing strategies critical.

Google Subpoenas Others On Book Search
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Yahoo, Microsoft, and Amazon.com will have to tell Google about their book scanning activities, including titles of works they have scanned, as Google works to fend off litigation from publishers and authors over the Google Book Search program.

Bloggers, Podcasters… Do NOT Buy This Book!

Why don’t I want you to buy this book? Because it contains the secrets to beating me at Technorati (and how to get Shelley Powers and Steve Gillmor to link to you on the same day! Although with Gillmor you really don’t want him to link to you, trust me on this).

Free Book Downloads from Google
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Looks like Google may ruffle some more feathers of the publishing community.

Google Reads Up On Book Downloads
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Visitors to Google Book Search will have the opportunity to download and print classic titles from the service. Sometime today, Google Book Search should open its virtual doors to literary fans and allow them to download PDF copies of certain titles, and to print them.

New Book on Corporate Blogging

It’s exciting when someone you know launches a new book.

Domesday – 900 Years of English History Online

I’d bet that few people haven’t heard of the Domesday Book, the survey of England commissioned in 1085 by William I (William the Conqueror) who conquered England after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

The Corporate Blogging Book

I just received my copy of Debbie Weil’s new book, “The Corporate Blogging Book – Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Get it Right”.

New Media Leaking into Old Media

I was poking through the satellite radio stations on my Sirius radio when, whoa, Jason Calacanis’ voice was speaking at Maryam and I over Gillmor Gang. OK, that’s weird.

EJB 3.0 Book Available For Download

The book “Mastering EJB 3.0″ is in its fourth edition and may be freely downloaded along with its Enterprise JavaBeans source code examples.

Ajax Book Review

The first thing I should say is that this is a thoroughly enjoyable book. Ed Woychowsky is fun to read, and I could almost recommend this to you even if you have no interest in Ajax.

Lead Generation for the Complex Sale

Lead Generation for the Complex Sale is a new book by Brian Carroll, CEO of InTouch Incorporated.

Inside Google Book Search

Google has launched a new blog for it’s Google Book Search product.