Amazon.com and the look inside feature

As a librarian, I’m kind of pleased with the look inside feature of the amazon.com web site which allows for the perusal of the first portion of a book without having to commit to making a purchase.  Some of the recommendations seem pretty interesting as well.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GLXUYQ/ref=rdr_ext_sb_ti_sims_1

Best American Essays 2011

http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Travel-Writing-ebook/dp/B005LVR7C2/ref=pd_sim_kstore_4

Best American Travel Writing

http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Mystery-Stories-ebook/dp/B005GLXUZU/ref=pd_sim_kstore_5

Best American Mystery Stories

http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Nonrequired-Reading-ebook/dp/B005LVR6RI/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2

Best American Nonrequired Reading

Each of those were the 2011 editions, I don’t really get why I’ll want to pay more than the cost of the paperback for the digital edition.  Granted, that the storage of a digital library is much easier than physical copies of books, even paperbacks, but still.

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