Saturday, December 19, 2009

Watch out, Amazon.com? Google Editions stocking up now for 2010 consumer debut | TeleRead: Bring the E-Books Home

Sign of the times – apparently Google is poised to save everyone from evil and monopolistic Amazon.com.  Of course, other traditional publishers and retailers may have to be sacrificed along the way, but such is the price of progress…

So much for e-books in the “clouds.” It’ll still happen at Google. But a new service called Google Editions will do an Amazon.com, sort of—and sell e-book files rather than just let you read public domain books or preview commercial ones online.

The link contains info for authors and publishers interested in offering their books this service within Google Book Search. News about Google Editions has already made the press, but it’s good to see Editions cranking up to balance out Amazon.com’s Kindle-based dominance of the e-book retail scene.

Watch out, Amazon.com? Google Editions stocking up now for 2010 consumer debut | TeleRead: Bring the E-Books Home

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