05/13/2011 01:17 pm ET Updated Jul 13, 2011

Google Headquarters: The Hottest Spot For An Author On A Book Tour

For authors and other creative professionals, an appearance at the Googleplex, the company's sprawling complex of office buildings, is good business -- but nonetheless conjures some mixed emotions in light of Google's complicated relationship with content creators. The company is involved in a bitter lawsuit over its efforts to scan all of the world's books and make them available online, and has long stood accused of unfairly profiting from work that is excerpted and indexed by the company's search services.