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Google Print : Friend or Foe?

Paul Andrews discusses the pros-and-cons of Google Print — from the point of view of an author — in today’s Seattle Times column. Google "argues that indexing books and displaying excerpts are legal procedures
akin to quotes in reviews and do not require publishers’ permission."

As an author of two books, though, I’m not sure I want to be suing
Google. Every writer wants his or her work to be read. But to be read,
a work needs to be found. Digital search is fast becoming the de facto
way to be found.

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By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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