Google Books Will Change Publishing Forever

Google Books has made an agreement with the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers, and this will send shock waves through the book industry. It will affect, among other things:

  • The searchability of out of print, copyrighted books
  • The print on demand availability of out of print, copyrighted books
  • The price of used books
  • The revenue of publishers and authors
  • The revenue of Amazon’s used book business, and their affiliates

You can read the agreement here on Google’s website.

You can also read a great summary of what is going on at “The Millions Blog” (Thanks to Nathan Bransford for pointing this out!).