Battelle's publisher is suing GOOG, so GOOG can't index his book

John Battelle — "band manager" for Boing Boing and author of The Search — is upset that his publisher, Penguin, is suing Google over Google Book Search. That has resulted in The Search — a book in large part about Google — not being available through Google Book Search, despite John's wishes to the contrary:

Q: "Why didn't Penguin want your book to be in Google Book Search?"

John: "They're suing Google over Book Search. They're part of the Publisher's Association suit."

Q: "What are they afraid of?"

John: "They're afraid of the future. Afraid of what they don't know…. It's very irritating to me."


(via Kottke)