Last week we were all calling it Google Editions, but now their ebook download store is known as Google eBooks. It's available now for Android and Apple devices as a free app, with the 3 million books varying in price.
Delayed from 2009 to 2010, Google's ebook store Editions is rumored to launch this month in the US, and next year for the rest of the world. Taking on Amazon's Kindle platform, it'll launch with 400,00-600,000 ebooks. [Bloomberg]
Lost in the midst of the Ebook wars between Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Sony are the independent bookstores who don't have the clout to bang with the big boys. Not for long, they're looking for help—from Google.
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.
"This time we mean it" was the last declaration Google made about their plans to open an eBook store, set to launch before then end of 2009. And hey, it looks like they did! Well, except for that 2009 part.