Google entered into agreements with several libraries to digitize books, including books protected by U.S. copyright law, in those libraries’ collections. For this, a new Google Book Settlement website is launched, which allows authors and other copyright holders of out-of-print books the ability to submit claims to participate in the settlement.
Authors, publishers, and other copyright holders will get a one-time payment of $60 per scanned book (or $5 to $15 for partial works). In return, Google will be able to index the books and display snippets in search results, as well as up to 20% of each book in preview mode.
More info: Google Book Settlement