Google Launches eBookstore

Google has expanded their “Editions” service into a full featured eBook store, bringing three million eBooks to mobile and desktop devices, making it the largest vendor of eBooks in the world.

Today is the first page in a new chapter of our mission to improve access to the cultural and educational treasures we know as books. Google eBooks will be available in the U.S. from a new Google eBookstore. You can browse and search through the largest ebooks collection in the world with more than three million titles including hundreds of thousands for sale. Find the latest bestsellers like James Patterson’s Cross Fire and Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, dig into popular reads like Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken and catch up on the classics like Great ExpectationsA Tale of Two Cities and Gulliver’s Travels.

Native applications are available for iOS and Android devices, as well as Nook and Sony eReaders (or any other eReader that supports Adobe Digital Editions DRM for PDF and ePub files). A lovely website can be used in lieu of an app on unsupported platforms or desktops.

The store is cloud-based, (with offline support for mobile devices), so your current page number and other information is automatically synced across every device. In addition to paid books, Google offers millions of scanned and free public domain books, which makes it a formidable competitor to other eBook services.

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