Amazon's inside look irks authors: Search function previews any page

The feature is particularly troubling to reference-book authors who think they may lose a sale if a user can find “the best place to hike in Chaco Canyon” or “where to find the best airfare to Cuba” by using Amazon’s search feature instead. —Monica Soto OuchiAmazon’s inside look irks authors: Search function previews any page  (Seattle Times)

I think Mike Arnzen said it best — “As a scholar, I love it. As an author, I hate it.”