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Google Editions book store coming by the end of 2010

Hopes differing sales model equals success in a crowded market

| Software News | Posted: Dec 2, 2010 1:36 am

Google Editions, Google's book store that's been a victim of delayed releases since last summer, looks like it finally may see the light of day soon. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google Editions will open its virtual doors by the end of 2010.




What sets Google Editions apart from competitors like the Kindle sstore and the iBookStore is that users can purchase books from either Google themselves or select independent retailers. Books purchased from retailers can be tied to the user's Google account, allowing them to be accessed across any desktop or mobile device.


Google product management director Scott Dougall stated in reference to the delays, "Because of the complexity of this project, we didn't want to come out with something that wasn't thorough." The independent bookstores working with Google and the revenue sharing information are not currently available.



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