HarperCollins Gives It Away
“At a time when publishers are suing to prevent Google from putting excerpts of copyrighted books online, HarperCollins has started an advertiser-supported program that will offer a free look at the full text of selected works.
“The Harper program, announced Monday, is being launched with Bruce Judson’s “Go It Alone! The Secret to Building a Successful Business on Your Own.” The book was published in hardcover at the end of 2004, and recently came out as a paperback. Anyone who wants to read the whole text can visit the author’s Web site.”
Hillel Italie. Publisher to Offer Book Content Online. WashingtonPost.com. Feb. 6, 2006.
CopyCense. HarperCollins Offers Digitized Catalog to Online Players. Dec. 12, 2005.
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