Google Editions E-Book Service Coming This Summer

A representative of Google has revealed that the company plans on selling digital books beginning late June or July, making the search engine giant geared up in battle against Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble.

The service, called Google Editions, would allow users to access book from a wide range of websites using various devices. This is in contrast to its competitors that are focused on proprietary devices and software, such as the Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPad.

Google would also let book retailers sell Google Editions on their own sites and “retain the bulk of the revenue.” The company plans on making between 400,000 and 600,000 books available with prices set by the publishers.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, via Engadget

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