Sony, Amazon, Apple – now Google eyes up the ebook market. News comes that Google plans to enter the ebook market this summer with a new ebook site, Google Editions. The ebooks will not be tied to a particular reading device, allowing consumers greater flexibility, and the service will also allow a range of partners.
The new service was announced in New York by Chris Palma, Google’s manager for strategic-partner development, with a talk entitled: ‘The Book on Google: Is the Future of Publishing in the Cloud?’ The ebooks will be available to download to any device with a Web capability.
Dan Glancy from Google is quoted in a New Yorker article: