Google Editions: around the web

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December 1, 2010 by MMIT

Google has announced that Google Editions [1], its eBook store, will launch internationally in the first quarter of 2011 (or first half, depending on who you ask).

Apparently Google is adopting a ‘universal ‘ approach by relying on browser-based access rather then getting embroiled in the ePub vs. PDF vs. proprietary formats debate. Other technical and legal details are still a bit unclear.

Further reading:

1. And then, of course, they went and renamed it Google eBooks but now you can read more about the formats and other technical details.

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One thought on “Google Editions: around the web

  1. […] international launch of Google Editions will happen in the first quarter of 2011 and the e-books will be accessible through any Web-enabled computer. The e-readers will drop price […]

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