Good news for all you bookworms: Google recently announced it will be plunging into the e-book market as early as this summer. It will be implementing some snazzy new book-search software, as well as allowing even small third-party retailers to sell their “G-books.” Google has not yet decided whether or not to price the books themselves, or let the publishers have that authority.

What’s going to make this different than the other e-book services is that “Google Editions,” as it will be called, will work on a multitude of different devices, and you can bet Android will get in the game soon enough, given Google's "Mobile first" strategy. The competition in this market is already fierce, with juggernauts like Apple and Amazon leading the way – but we’re sure that it won’t take long to catch up.

 
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cryogenfx says:

Oooh, i can't wait for this to hit my desire. Then i van ditch the dead trees.

tallbruva says:

"Google has not yet decided whether or not to price the books themselves, or let the publishers have that authority."

My guess is that they'll follow the same format as the Android Market and let the publishers price their own books while Google snags their 30% off the top.