Google has announced their plans to compete directly with Amazon’s Kindle service and Apples iBookstore with their own service, Google eBooks. The service will allow users to buy and download over 3-million ebooks upon launch to multiple devices.
It’s been a tough road for Google to get hear. Google has been scanning and collecting books which has caused a lot of fear among authors, publishers and libraries, to the point where some have even taken them to court.
So how does this affect all of us? The digital ebook market is expected to double, meaning great growth for writers of digital content. Because Google doesn’t have it’s own ebook reader, I suspect it may drive sales of the Kindle and iPad, as well as many other reading devices.
Launch of the new service will come early next year.