Counting Books the Google Way…

“What is a book?” is one of those questions that occupies many of us at the moment. Over at the google books blog, there’s a fun post that explores that question from a pretty pragmatic perspective – if you’re trying to digitise the world’s books, just how big is that task. The post explains what makes a book in google’s perspective – and then gives us the number:

After we exclude serials, we can finally count all the books in the world. There are 129,864,880 of them. At least until Sunday.

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1 comment so far

  1. jas on

    not any more..we just got rid of a car load!!!


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