The Art of Google Books

If you like to flip through The Unbound Book (my book art photoblog), then I have  treat for you. There's a photoblog over on Tumblr that records and explains scanning errors from the Google Books project. It's called The Art of Google Books.

You can see one example at right. Someone inadvertently hit the scan button while they were flipping the page.

I've just now found the blog, but it's been around since April of last year. It now has 15 thousand followers, so I wonder how I managed to miss it.

The Art of Google Books

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

4 Comments on The Art of Google Books

  1. Er, you know, Google Books does not do flatbed scans; the actual pages are scanned while these pages are turned.(http://www.npr.org/blogs/library/2009/04/the_granting_of_patent_7508978.html)
    These are of course actual scanning errors, but there is no gnome pressing the scan button on each page 😉

  2. Spiffy. Now if they can just manage to make the ebooks themselves not suck, that’d be super.

  3. I love Google Books, but I normally just download the book as a PDF and read it that way.

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