Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Google to Start Selling E-books as early as June 2010

Ebook Readers (generic image)

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is set to start selling e-books as early as next month. The company will join the other major players (Amazon.com, Apple, and Barnes&Noble) but with a twist: books sold will not be tied to a specific proprietary device, but will be available to be read on a wide range of devices, including through a website.

The books, under the banner of Google Editions, have not been priced but almost certainly will be extremely competitive with existing retailers. According to the article, publishers have yet to publicly commit to participate in the service but Google isn't expected to run into much trouble getting them to join.

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