Amazon text search

Amazon.com has indexed some of the text of 120,000 books and you can search it. FAQ here.

You have to register and give a credit card number (for security reasons, they say) in order to use the feature, at least if you haven’t got an account. They haven’t indexed all the pages of any book. The publisher’s permission has to have been given, so some whole books or parts of books won’t be available. Still, I can imagine this being useful for a lot of translators, although its purpose is to show people enough of the books for them to decide whether to buy them or not (a bit like the present feature that shows you some pages of a book).

From Languagehat, who got it from MetaFilter.

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