Amazon and Random launch pay per page downloads

<p>Just one day after Google began unleashing the content of public domain books on the web, both and Random House have separately announced that they intend to offer readers the opportunity to pay for downloading individual pages of books.</p><p>Amazon Pages builds on its Search Inside the Book technology, which allows customers to search the text of books. Amazon now intends to give its customers the opportunity to purchase and read online the pages they need. Amazon plans to launch the service next year, with participating publishers and copyright holders able to decide how mu...

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