RUMOR: Google’s Response to eBooks ‘Editions’, Coming Before the End of Year
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is finalizing and releasing their eBook service later this month in the U.S. They are planning an international release in Q1 2011 as well. The service will take advantage of Google’s universe by allowing to tie all of the user’s book purchases to their personal Google account. This will allow the reading of purchased books on the web, with their smartphone, tablet, Mac or PC. This model is tagged as “read everywhere” by WSJ.
They are also reporting that, “Google has signed deals with many major book publishers, and is expected to offer hundreds of thousands of titles for purchase, and millions more for free.”
Sound exciting doesn’t it? With established markets in the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook, do you think Google has what it takes to snag a piece of the pie? What about how this might pertain to Android tablets?