Google Announces Bookstore That Plays Nice With Others

Here’s something that I don’t see everyday. Google has announced that it now has it’s own eBookstore. Called Google eBooks, it plans on playing nice with all platforms… Unlike Steve-o’s iBooks which only supports his iDevices:

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 new Google 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.

In addition to a full-featured web reader, free apps for Android and Apple devices will make it possible to shop and read on the go. For many books you can select which font, font size, day/night reading mode and line spacing suits you—and pick up on the page where you left off when switching devices.

Okay. They have my attention. With millions of books available, and accessibility from a variety of platforms, Steve-O will have to pay attention to this as Google can grab a ton of market share in a hurry. Amazon might want to take note as well. I say check it out and see what you think.

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