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Enhancements Made to Google Print
Originally Published: December 2004
Google has recently launched a new version of Google Print. One of several updates to the year old tool will enable publishers to manage which books are included, and to also share a percentage of ad revenue from Google. The new release of Print will contain the full text of books instead of just a promotional excerpt as in the previous version. Search results are also displayed in a different location from the pervious version.
In the past, Google Print has not existed as a standalone service, instead information from books was returned and combined with standard search results from Google. The content of the books is now displayed in a new area called "OneBox". This section is above the regular search results where news headlines, shopping results and local results are currently shown.
There is still no easy way to do a search for book data only as there is for images, news, shopping and other types of content. Google may introduce this in the future by providing a special command to help searchers find just book content as well as the Print home page gaining a book search field. In the meantime, users will have to rely on workarounds.
Amazon has allowed searching book content for quite some time. Its service is designed to assist Amazon in selling books, and invites publishers to submit text from the book. Unlike Amazon, Google Print isn't designed to sell books, but will be used to provide new content for Google's AdSense service. The new content effectively gives Google many more opportunities to place sponsored links and earn additional revenue.
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