At the moment, Google Books features some 7 million books. That’s right. 7 million. That number will increase exponentially when Google finalizes their book search agreement with authors and publishers. This agreement will allow Google to make virtually any book — in-copyright and in-print books, in-copyright but out-of-print books, and out-of-copyright books — “available for preview, reading and purchase” **warning: wet blanket** “in the U.S.”.
Nature, nurture, Google30 03 2009