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Google's E-bookstore goes live

Don't call it Google Editions

By Don Lynn from Dec 6, 2010 @ 22:52 CST

Google's long awaited e-bookstore has finally gone live. Google E-books will be bringing over three million titles to any web-browsing capable device in the U.S. with a large selection of free titles.

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Foregoing the previous name of Google Editions, Google E-books allows customers to purchase titles from either their store or independent sellers that wish to advertise with Google. Apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad to read Google e-books are available as well and content will sync across any device you own; even allowing you to put down a book on one device and pick up at the same page on another device.

Nearly 4,00 publishers, including well known industry leaders like Random House, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette, are on board with Google E-books for their launch. No word on the share Google gets from books sold from independent retailers that use Google E-books.

NEWS SOURCES:Mashable.com


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