According to the Wall Street Journal, Google's going to join the ebook fray as early as this June. If Amazon thought the iBookstore was crowding their turf already, wait until they have to fight off Google Editions.
According to Google exec Chris Palma, Google Editions will let you buy digital copies of books you find through Google Book Search. Earlier reports indicated that the service would launch with between 400,000 and 600,000 available titles, instantly swamping its competitors. Book retailers will be able to sell Google Editions on their sites, although pricing and specific availability have yet to be announced. What's clear, though, is that the ebook pricing wars are about to get very interesting.