Saturday, May 24, 2008

Live Seach Books : to Fade Away..

Microsoft on Friday announced their Live Search Books project will close and fade into regular search engine content in a blog post. Other than Google Books, Open Content Alliance, Project Guttenberg and some libraries in which free book content is going online there are just a handful of expensive large scale book scanning projects going on. There is still others in the pay for ebooks marketplace being Ebook Mall, Amazon, Overdrive, and some others in specialty niches like Safari Books. It is interesting just watching what is going on with such products as Kindle. Overall, I'm disappointed that Live Search Books project financially did not work well for Microsoft and that it is being discontinued soon.