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Books are one of the inevitable sources of knowledge. If, we have multiple resources to access various kind of books from different genres, then who will hesitate to use it?
There are plenty of websites available in the World Wide Web for searching books. It comprises of numerous varieties of children’s books, literature level books, ghost stories, comics books, games books, sports, novels, cookery books, religious books, etc… It further categorizes the books, as books by popular author; bestselling books, novels; best rated books of the year; ‘Booker Award’ winning books, etc… What you wanted to know is either, the name of the book, or its author. The books search engines are designed with the objectives of providing options like reading, buying and selling the books to the users. There are also sites, which provide the options of renting books.
These search engines are indirectly associated with the world renowned book selling sites such as, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBay, Abe Books, etc… the reason for such associations is that the renowned book selling companies wanted their sites to get listed, i.e. they wanted to optimize their sales and promotional activities. More number of visitors means huge percentage of business and this would also make them to be listed in the list of top book selling websites.
Another advantage of the search engines is that they provide the same books of the renowned book selling companies at a considerable rate and sometimes at cheaper rates too. There might be another question regarding these search engines, i.e. ‘What do they get in turn, by providing the books at cheaper costs?’ the answer would be, these search engines in turn would promote other companies’ products, via advertisements, besides listing the books; thereby they would try to attract more customers to their sites. By a selling a book, these search engines would be paid commission by the parent companies. Search engines like, ‘Google Books’ allows the users to reading textbooks.These sites have tremendous features, such as, reviews and comments; by providing these facilities, they make the users’ experience more interesting and useful.
If a person searches his desired book in the internet, then he could see, 2% of the sites, listed comprising of categories like search engines, providing book reading; blogs; personal home pages, providing the version of the book, etc… 3% of the sites consisting of the original websites of the parent companies and the remaining 5% would be the search engines, which indirectly provides link to the parent companies, or sell the parent company’s books, through their sites.
The major disadvantages of these sites are the distracting advertisements and sometimes, even spam messages are also displayed. Such features would be annoying to the users; as nobody wants their system to be affected by viruses and spam advertisements. Sometimes due to such clogged networks, the system gets shutdown, or becomes slow in action. Whatever may be the objectives, the books search engines have provided a huge opportunity for internet marketing and also have granted wide choices to the users; thereby never failing in enhancing their experiences! Such opportunities have saved time and energy, as a person wishes to search for a book, he/she would get plenty of options within a fraction of a second!