Google’s Book Store Is On Its Way Soon
Google Editions, the net giant’s book store business promised for last summer, is scheduled to launch ahead of the end of 2010, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Google Editions could have a significantly different sales model from most competitors, for instance Amazon’s Kindle store or Apple’s iBookStore. As opposed to purchasing books by way of a single web store, Google will let users purchase them either from Google or from independent bookstores and tie them to a Google account, that may enable them to see the books anywhere and also on any device they please.
Originally, Google Editions was likely to launch even earlier this season, but that didn’t happen; in May, Google’s Manager for Strategic Partner Development Chris Palma said the launch is slated for June or July 2010.
Now, Google product management director Scott Dougall claims it is all totally set for the launch within the end of 2010 inside the U.S. plus the first quarter of 2011 internationally. “Because with the complexity with this project, we didn’t desire to come out with a thing that wasn’t thorough,” said Dougall.
Google’s partners for the launch, plus the revenue share Google can present to publishers and independent bookstores are unknown now.