By Siobhan O’Leary
Google Editions will launch in Germany in the first half of 2010, says Annabella Weisl, Google Book Search Manager for Germany, in an interview with Borsenblatt. She says Google has 9,000 participating publishers and 600,000 titles in Europe, many of which are German. In addition, a supplementary agreement for German publishers who want to participate in the Google Books Partner Program is currently being drafted by Google’s legal department and will be available in the first half of 2010. Weisl broached the subject of Germany’s fixed book pricing, stating that publishers will set the prices of Google Editions of their books and that Google will adhere to German fixed book price legislation.