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Amazon.com Works with Publishers to Make Book Pages Available for Customers to Flip Through
Customers Now Able to Look Inside Some of the Books at Amazon.comAmazon.com has launched a new "Look Inside the Book" feature to their site. This initiative allows customers to flip through the inside pages of thousands of books, while also offering publishers an entirely new way to showcase their books to Amazon.com customers.
Amazon.com's bookstore will now feature a large selection of interior pages from over 25,000 titles, with thousands more titles to come. Whether browsing recipes found in cookbooks, illustrations from children's books, full indices of medical textbooks, first chapters from mystery novels or the millions of other pages available, Amazon.com customers can now explore these pages to help them find the right book.
``With thanks to publishers -- plus a healthy dose of innovation -- we've created an even better way to showcase books online,'' said Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon.com in July 1995. ``Flipping through a book's pages online is a unique, powerful way that our customers can find and discover books they'd like to buy.''
Amazon.com is working with several publishing houses to bring customers millions of pages from a wide range of titles. These include anticipated new releases such as Tiger Woods' ``How I Play Golf,'' children's favorite ``Olivia Saves the Circus'' by Ian Falconer, and ``The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior'' by David Allen Sibley. The company's publisher partners include DK Publishing, HarperCollins Publishers, Holtzbrinck Publishers, Hungry Minds, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, Random House, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Stewart House Publishing and Time Warner Trade Publishing.
Customers can also visit Amazon.com's new Reading Room to easily access all the titles from which they can view inside pages.