Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Google Editions to Be Released This Month

The Wall Street Journal information that the Google will start on this month Google Editions, the service that will allow the users to read the copyrighted books from the Google Book Search.

The long-delayed venture — Google executives had said they hoped to open this summer — recently has cleared several technical and legal hurdles, people close to the company say. It is set to debut in the U.S. by the end of the year and globally in the first quarter of next year, said Scott Dougall, a Google product management director.
Google Editions hopes to upend the obtainable e-book market by offering an open, "read anywhere" model that is dissimilar from many competitors. Users will be able to buy books in a straight line from Google or from multiple online retailers — including independent bookstores — and add them to an online library tied to a Google account. They will be able to right of entry their Google accounts on most devices with a Web browser, including personal computers, smartphones and tablets.

This will lastly answer the question "How can I read an entire book in the Google Book Search?". Right now, you can only read books in the community domain and some books from the Partner Program. "Many of the books in Google Books come from authors and publishers who contribute in our Partner Program. For these books, our partners decide how much of the book is browsable - anywhere from a few sample pages to the whole book," explains Google. Google's partners will now have an inducement to allow full right of entry to the books: users will actually pay to read the books.

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