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Post by NewsOnline on Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:06 am

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Google Inc began selling digital books on Monday, intensifying the search engine's competition with Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc and marking a significant push by the company to expand into the e-commerce business.

The new online bookstore, dubbed Google eBooks, features 3 million titles, from newly released best-sellers to freely available out-of-copyright books, which consumers can store in a personal online library managed by Google and then read on any device.

"All of your library is there at anytime; any device you pick up, all your books are present," James Crawford, the director of engineering on the Google Books team, told Reuters in an interview ahead of Monday's announcement. Google takes on Amazon, Apple in e-books market

Discover more than 3 million Google eBooks from your choice of booksellers and devices

Today is the first page in a new chapter of our mission to improve access to the cultural and educational treasures we know as books. Google eBooks will be available in the U.S. from a new Google eBookstore.

You can browse and search through the largest ebooks collection in the world with more than three million titles including hundreds of thousands for sale. Find the latest bestsellers like James Patterson’s Cross Fire and Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, dig into popular reads like Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken and catch up on the classics like Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities and Gulliver’s Travels. Google launches eBooks, eBookstore



Official Google Blog: Discover more than 3 million Google eBooks from your choice of booksellers and devices

http://books.google.com/ebooks

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