Online book superstore has announced "two innovative programmes" to allow readers to buy parts of books .The company will allow readers to buy "just the pages needed" while still offering the entire work for sale.’s new schemes come in light of Google’s announcement of the launching of a virtual library which will allow online access to millions of "public access" books from major libraries

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of told reporters "Amazon Pages and Amazon Upgrade leverage Amazon's existing Search Inside the Book technology to give customers unusual flexibility in how they buy and read books."