Google Launches eBookstore; Releases Google eBooks For iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

News | Sunday December 5 2010 6:11 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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Unlike the iBookstore, which is limited to iOS devices, Google’s eBooks is available on a host of platforms – including laptops and tablets to smartphones just like Kindle, giving it a competitive edge over Apple ’s iBookstore.
We designed Google eBooks to be open. Many devices are compatible with Google eBooks—everything from laptops to netbooks to tablets to smartphones to e-readers. With the newGoogle eBooks Web Reader, you can buy, store and read Google eBooks in the cloud. That means you can access your ebooks like you would messages in Gmail or photos in Picasa—using a free, password-protected Google account with unlimited ebooks storage.
Google has partnered with major booksellers like Powell’s and Alibris and would soon allow their customers to purchase books using Google eBooks directly.
Google has also released the Google Books app in the Apple App Store, which is compatible with the
, and
. Note that your iDevices should be running iOS 3.0 or above to be able to run the app. Using the app, users can read books purchased from the Google eBookstore while on the go.
Stores up to 16,000 titles on average (based on 32GB model)
Adjust text size, typeface, line space
As for the pricing of ebooks, Google is selling most ebooks for $12.99, which is comparable to iBookstore’s pricing. Few ebooks are slightly more expensive (for $14.99) compared to the iBookstore. Anyway, you might want to download and try out the new Google eBooks App (
) for yourselves and let us know how well it compares to iBooks.

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