Monday, October 10, 2011

Google's Ebook Store -- Tough Sledding in the UK

Check out this piece in The Telegraph:

Google's ebook store opens to face struggle against Amazon

Google’s ebook store opens for business in Britain today, but the web giant faces a struggle to gain a foothold in the growing market.

Major publishing houses including Hachette, Random House, Penguin have signed on to provide content for the new service, which will also offer free access to more than two million out-of-copyright titles.

Google eBooks will be available to anyone via the web, with app for iOS and Android, plus integration with the Android Marketplace.

It represents a big step for the firm towards becoming a major content provider, but compared to Amazon and Apple it's a complete novice.

Here's the link.

Photo Credit: Cindy Swan's Life

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