Hundreds of thousands of titles for sale, and two million available for free

Google eBooks launches in the UK

Google’s cloud based digital book selling service has now gone live in the UK.

Google eBooks has signed big name UK publishers including Hachette, Random House, and Penguin, and will sell hundreds of thousands of their books.

Many will be more excited by the prospect of access to two million free, public domain books.

Available through Google’s own eBookstore or the Android market place, the books will be available on all mannor of devices – though Google with have its work cut out for it competing with Amazon and it’s very well established Kindle.

“We’ve been working with publishers for some time to build new online revenue sources for writers and publishers, and this is the next step in that direction,” said Jason Hanley, Strategic Partner Development Manager. “With Google eBooks, readers can access their books across a variety of devices; publishers have an open platform for selling their works; and booksellers have an easy-to-implement way to sell digital books in addition to their existing offering.”

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