Big “game-changer” in the world of books online. Google is dipping into the book business similar to how Napster dipped into music. It’s too long to explain so just read this informative and comprehensive article on how the “Google Book settlement” is changing the game.

Haven’t you ever Googled a few words and then bumped into a Google books window with those words highlighted in a full book digitized online? Then you proceed to read almost the entire book and felt guilty you just swiped this online for free? Somehow the guilt disappears because you think, “hey, it’s Google, so it’s not like I’m stealing illegal music, right?”

Hmmm.. Well, this article just illuminated a lot of information regarding this mystery. Read 5 Ways the Google Book Settlement will Change the Future of Reading.