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Now Share Your Favorite Google Books In Google+

Google just begin rolling out social games in Google+. Another new features, that is launched today in Google+ is the ability to “share info about any of the millions of books in Google Books index worldwide with your circles on Google+,” announced Abe Murray, Product Manager, Google Books.

Google and French Publisher Hachette Livre Signed Agreement

Hachette Livre, the largest book publisher in France, has reached a book-scanning agreement with Google. According to The New York Times report, “Google signed an agreement with the publisher Hachette Livre under which tens of thousands of French-language books will be pulled out of ink-on-paper purgatory and provided with a digital afterlife.”

While …

Google ‘Opt-in Settlement’ in the Works Said to Judge in the Google Book Search Lawsuit

On July 19th status conference in the Google Books case, a federal judge Chin started threatening to put schedule pressure on the parties; However, a Google attorney Michael Boni, speaking for Google and the plaintiffs, told a federal judge today that the two sides involved in the long-running Google Book Search lawsuit settlement are negotiating …

Over Three Million Free Google eBooks Now Available in the U.S.

Google is reporting that there are over three million free Google eBooks are now available in the U.S. (as compared to more than two million at launch).

“Free ebooks aren’t the only thing on the rise… At launch, there were just over 100 independent booksellers selling Google eBooks — now …

Google Editions: Google’s e-Book Store Venture Launching This Month

Google’s in the final stages of launching its long-awaited e-book retailing venture, Google Editions, a move that could shake up the way digital books are sold. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new service will allow users to read copyrighted books from Google Book Search.

“The long-delayed venture — Google executives had …

Google Book Search (GBS) Helping Publishers Sell More Books, Study by Hannibal Travis of Florida International University College of Law

This Article challenges conventional wisdom propounded by U.S. and German governments, as well as Microsoft and other competitors of Google, concerning the likely economic impact of mass book-digitization projects. According to a study, “Google’s scanning and digital previews of books may be helping publishers sell more books”.

Here’s an excerpt: “This study has …

GooReader snazzy app to “search & read” Google Books

GooReader is a desktop application that allows you to search, download and read books and magazines available on Google Books and works on Windows XP/Vista/7, without the need to have .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 installed.

“GooReader provides a nice interface for reading with natural mouse moves you can turn …

129,864,880 Are the Number of Books in the World, Google Books study

Have you ever wonder “Just how many books are out there in the world?”

Google have the answer; “As of today, we estimate there’re 129,864,880 different books in the world. That’s a lot of knowledge captured in the written word! This calculation used an algorithm that combines books information from multiple sources including …

Barcode bookshelf in My Library on Google Books, by Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts shows how to easily add books from bookshelf at home to the My Library, by simply following the link when browsing on Google Books, then click on the Import Books link. Rather than type in ISBNs by hand, you can use a barcode scanner to read and import the ISBN from the barcode on …

Google Book Search renamed to ‘Google Books’; Gets new logo

We informed you, that Google is rolling out new logos to freshen up look as well as improve ease of use across sites. Google Book Search has got a new name and logo. Now on, it’ll be called as ‘Google Books’.

US DOJ opens antitrust inquiry into Google Books lawsuit

The Justice Department has begun an inquiry into the antitrust implications of Google’s settlement with authors and publishers over its Google Book Search service, two people briefed on the matter. The inquiry does not necessarily mean that the department will oppose the settlement, which is subject to a court review. But it suggests that some …

Tips to quickly share interesting title on Google Book Search

What if you come across something interesting in a public domain title on Google Book Search; you can simply snag the chunk of text or image using our Share this Clip feature in Book Search (). This feature allows you to click and select a section of text from a public domain title with your …

Bodleian and Oxford libraries available on Google Book Search

Google have digitized and made available hundreds of thousands of public domain books from the Bodleian and other Oxford libraries on Google Book Search. You can find the first English translation of Newton’s Mathematical principles of natural philosophy from 1729, the first edition of Jane Austen’s Emma, and …

Google Book Search Mobile Launched – Access 1.5 million books on iPhone and Android

Google has launched a mobile version of Google Book Search, opening up over 1.5 million mobile public domain books in the US (and over half a million outside the US) for you to browse while buying your postage on iPhone and Android

Google Book Search: Search and find Magazines

Google addsmagazines” to the Google Book Search index, so that when you search on Google Book Search, you’ll be searching across the full text of both books and an ever-growing number of magazines, which will appear tagged with the keyword “Magazine” in search results. Try queries like [