Forbes is reporting that Amazon has 2 new services that will extend the functionality of the existing “Search Inside the Book”:
- Amazon Upgrade — web access to a book that you have already purchased. Presumably the book needs to be purchased at Amazon.com for them to have a record of the purchase. This would potentially also solve the MP3.com lawsuit where MP3.com was allowing people to put CDs that they own into their drive and access content stored on MP3.com servers. In the case of Amazon only allowing access to books purchased on Amazon, there would be a purchase record without the need for a unique book serial number to prove ownership.
- Amazon Pages — allows people to purchase individual pages of content that they want from a book.