by CHRIS KRAEUTER
Forbes.com, publication date: 08 November 2005
"Google's book database would be available only through its own search engine. Even if Google wins in court, it will have sacrificed time and public-relations currency with the very people with whom it is trying to do business.
Ultimately, sales are what matters--to Google and to the publishers--so Google's vision might yet come to fruition, and publishers and authors might become loyal Google converts. But this battle will be withering and will allow competitors the time and opportunity to test their own methods."