Google launching digital book store

According to The Wall Street Journal, Google is set to launch its digital book store in late June or July. Google has been talking about entering the digital book world for quite some time now. The service will be called Google Editions and will make e-books available for all the books in their current book search catalog.

Google will allow retailers to sell Google Edition books on their own websites and keep a majority of the money earned. The service will work across all platforms and will allow Google to break into a market that is currently dominated by players such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and soon Apple. Gizmodo notes that Google's new service would be able to instantly launch with 400,000 to 600,000 titles. This would be make it the largest digital book distributor right off the bat.

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