Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Google eBookstore Now Open For Business

Late last week Google officially announced the creation of the new Google eBookstore. A site dedicated to those of you that love reading your books electronically.

With one of the many devices that are compatible with Google eBooks users can browse and search through millions of what Google is calling the largest ebooks collection in the world. In fact Google states there are currently more than three million titles including hundreds of thousands for sale.

Browsing the site you'll find the latest bestsellers like James Patterson’s Cross Fire and Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom as well as popular reads like Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken and classics like Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities and Gulliver’s Travels.

As mentioned the eBookstore offers support for a range of devices. They support not only the latest Apple devices including the iPhone, iPod and iPad but all Android devices and a large list of eBook readers including the Barnes & Noble Nook.

Sorry Amazon Kindle owners, currently, Google eBooks are not compatible with Amazon Kindle devices, though they have said they are open to supporting them in the future.

Perhaps the best feature of the new eBookstore is that Google eBooks are stored in the cloud, so there is no file to download if you want to read on your computer, phone or tablet. To read online using the web reader, simply click the read button on any free or purchased ebooks. Once you open your book using the mobile reader app, your book will sync to your device and you can continue reading it online or offline. Your ebooks will be stored within your Google account, which allows you to save your page positions and sync across all your devices as you continue reading.

You can click here to learn more about using multiple devices to read.

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