Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Feature: Preview

I'm very excited to announce a brand new feature of the Godine website: Google Preview! Using our partnership with Google BookSearch, you'll now be able to take a peek inside of most of our titles right on the book's webpage. It took me quite a while to master this technology. Or, at least, tame it to our needs.

For example, if you wanted to browse the first few pages of The Prospector, all you have to do is click on the prominent Google Preview button immediately below the cover image; a window should open up with the preview pages where you can see the table of contents and read from any chapter you like. (The cover on Google is our older, now defunct edition.) We've often said, especially about our illustrated and children's books, that once people have our books in hand they fall in love with them. This is as close as we've ever come to being able to have our customers page through the books at our website. So, I hope you'll use it often and enjoy.

Nota bene: all of this excitement is coming soon to Black Sparrow Books. I swear.

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