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Google eBookstore Review - No Kindle Store

Google eBookstore Review – No Kindle Store

The eBook market is starting to look a little crowded; not only do we have Amazon’s Kinndle Store, Apple’s iBookStore and the Nook store we now have a new entrant, Google’s eBookstore, which we first thought was going to be called Google Editions. Is it me or does Google want to get their hands in every market, not only are they big in the mobile OS market, they also plan to become big players in the main OS market as well.

We have to wonder if Google are taking on too much? Scott McNulty from Macworld has been looking in more detail at the latest eBook store, and the first thing he noticed was how it has a “Googly design aesthetic.” However, he seems a bit worried that this might not be enough in such a tough market?

Pricing is much the same as other eBook stores, so $10 for bestsellers, and just a few dollars for books that have been part of the back catalog for some time. When searching for a book on the eBookstore you will get to see the cover, a synopsis, reviews on the book and much more. McNulty believes that the Google alternative does not go far enough, so if you currently use one of the other eBook Stores above, then it is not worth moving over just yet.

Matt Hamblen from Computer World has reported that Amazon is not ready to see Google muscle in on it’s market, so have launched a “Web-only version of its Kindle app today.” The post continues to discuss how Google will have to prove itself in this market – something that Kindle does not.

Do you think that Google’s eBookstore will be as popular as the other alternatives?

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