Google is set to flood the non-Kindle ebook market with…
“400,000 paid-for titles available from ‘publisher partners’, along with 2m public domain titles”.
Their hosted books will fly under the flag of “Google Editions”, a service which was originally set to launch in Summer 2010. The service will now….
“launch in the US this year, with international launches to follow soon after in [the first half of] 2011”
“Google Editions will be available on multiple devices, including the iPad, online via a Google ‘web reader’, but will not be available on Amazon’s Kindle device at launch.” (my emphasis)
That last kicker suggests the Google Editions books will be delivered as PDF files?