Having completed its first phase of digitizing out of print and orphan books. Google is now moving toward enrolling copyright protected authors and books into a new publishing venture. The only question that remains to be asked is what is the future mobile platform going to look like? More specifically, what will the Kindle competitor look like?
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Google plans to launch an online store to deliver electronic books to any device with a Web browser, threatening to upset a burgeoning market for dedicated e-readers dominated by Amazon‘s Kindle.
The Web search giant said on Thursday it would launch Google Editions in the first half of next year, initially offering about half a million e-books in partnership with publishers with whom it already cooperates, where they have digital rights.
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