How cool is this? If you wait a minute, you’ll see that you can now read Alice in Wonderland directly on my little blog.
Today I discovered, we can embed books–available fulltext or previews–from Google Books on our wikis, blogs, instructional Web pages, virtual libraries, and online catalogs.
Instructions were described today in the unofficial Google Operating Systems Blog:
You can add a fully-functional widget using this code:
You replace GkCpLIk7aisC with the corresponding book ID, which can be obtained from the URL.
The blog post explains:
As on the Book Search site itself, you can search within the book, zoom in and out on the page, and browse up to 20% of the book," explains Inside Google Book Search. The new widget is already used by online catalogs like WorldCat.org and social book sites like weRead to preview books.
Off I go to post fulltext of several plays on our various Shakespeare studies wikis!