Random House Joins Web 2.0

Reuters reports that Random House and Harper Collins will allow users to browse their catalogs of more than 5,000 books through an online service called Insight. The application will also let users import information from the books to social networking pages or to store Web sites by generating a bit of javascript to paste into your blog or site.

Of course, we all know that Google and Amazon have allowed their users to browse books for some time now, but this is a big step for the publishing world, whose profits rely on predictable readership (as in, the ability to predict that only paying customers will be reading the material).

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