Firm details on Google Editions

Firm details today of Google’s long-delayed commercial book store:

* Launching in the USA before the end of 2010 (not long to go, then), and in the UK by Q1 2011.

* 500,000 titles at launch, mostly public domain.

* View purchased titles “on any device with a browser” (so, with some clever auto-optimisation, perhaps even on the Kindle’s browser?)

* Publishers will get 63 percent of the revenues from books sold on Google Editions.

* Publishers will be able to set their own prices.