May 5 2010

Google Plans to Sell E-Books

Apple and Amazon had better watch out. Google announced this morning that it intends to start selling e-books in late June or July of this year, which would put it in direct competition with both Apple and Amazon.

Of course, Google is not new to the idea of competing with Apple. The search engine giant has increasingly infringed on areas that typically were the domain of Apple. Apple has responded by doing the same to Google.

Google’s e-books will be available for a variety of devices and from a number of different websites. Users will have the ability to buy electronic versions of books they find through Google Books, Google’s book search service. Book retailers will be allowed to sell Google’s versions on their websites.

Apple itself is actually a relatively recent entrant to the e-book market—it entered the market on April 3, with the release of the iPad. There have also been rumors that Google is planning to release a tablet that will compete with the iPad.

Via AppleInsider, image via Google.

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