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Google’s plans to expand the scope of its Book Search service are running into static. A class action settlement with publishers and authors over Google’s book-scanning project appears to be facing a growing tide of opposition.
In the meantime, Google said Thursday that it is improving its existing Book Search service, introducing a series of new features that are aimed at making searching and reading books easier.
“Today I’m excited to announce that we’re rolling out changes to Google Books that give readers and book lovers everywhere new ways to interact with the words and images contained within the books we’ve brought online,” Brandon Badger, a product manager, wrote on a company blog.