Amazon’s Search Inside the Book
Amazon.com today announced the launch of its latest innovation, Search Inside the Book. This is a new search service which lets customers find books by searching the full text inside them, not just matches to author or title keywords.
In collaboration with publishers, Amazon.com is enabling customers to find books at Amazon.com based on every word inside more than 120,000 books — more than 33 million pages of searchable text. Customers can also preview the inside text of these books. Search Inside the Book is integrated into Amazon.com’s standard search and includes books from all genres.
Amazon made news in September with the announcement of the new A9 search technology being built by the company, which could become a competitor to Google and Yahoo. There are no confirmed reports if Amazon uses A9 for its Search Inside the Book technology.