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Harper Collins Launches Its “Browse Inside” Feature

HarperCollins launched its “Browse Inside” feature on its website today. Similar to Amazon’s “Search Inside” and a competitor to Google’s Book Search, Harper’s “Browse Inside” allows readers to “get a sense” of the book before purchasing.

According to the website, every HarperCollins book will have a “Browse Inside” feature. Each book has different content available. Some have the first two chapters. Some have just the first few pages from each book. I like this idea as nothing has a better chance of selling me on a book, other than a friend’s recommendation, than an excerpt.

The software allows a blogger or website to embed the feature much like a YouTube video:

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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