They are showing up for a variety of queries when searching for a book or book series along with keywords related to something about the book the searcher wishes to know.
Here are some of the new featured snippets and rich lists I noticed:
Page count for books:
Or if you just need reminding of the title of a specific book in a series:
It is interesting how Google isn’t favoring a single source for these book related featured snippets. When asking about specific books in the Harry Potter series, the second book resulted in a Scholastic result, the third book resulted in a Wikipedia result, the fourth & fifth were from Amazon (no, not affiliate links), while the sixth and seventh were from Wikia.
Google is even showing featured snippets related to rumors about not-even-announced books.
Some searches related to characters will also spawn a rich list, to show other characters in a book or series. Each character listed can be clicked on for more detailed information about that character. Examples from The Thorn Birds and Anne of Green Gables:
In May, Google also began showing reviews in featured snippets for many books. And earlier, they also began showing carousels for some book searches, along with expanded knowledge panels on specific books to detail additional things such as related books.
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