Google Editions names launch date

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?


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