Should B&N opt to spin off Nook it could look to sell it outright or bring in a even deeper-pocketed partner, such as Google or Sony.
Google Books Launches in Canada
The Google Books platform for selling e-books has launched in Canada, following the initial launch in the United States and recently in the UK.
Google eBooks UK is Four Weeks Away
The Bookseller reports that Google attended the Booksellers Association’s Independent Booksellers Forum to discuss the coming launch of Google eBooks in the UK.
Need to Know: Weekly Publishing News & Rumors Round-Up
Borders to liquefy? Follett for sale? Amazon to go Aussie? All rumors. The real news includes new iRiver e-reader for Google and Kobo auf Deutsch.
First Google eBooks Reading Device on Sale This Week
The first e-reading device using the Google eBooks platform will go on sale in Target stores across the United States this week.
Amazon Responds to Google eBooks with Kindle for the Web
By Hannah Johnson Yesterday, Google announced the launch of its eBookstore (formerly Google Editions). This e-commerce platform offers browser-based reading on PCs and downloads to mobile and reading devices. Google also encourages partnership agreements with third-party websites to sell their e-books. Today, Amazon announced that its two-month-old beta project, Kindle for the Web, will soon allow users to read and …
Will Google eBooks Save Indie Booksellers?
By Hannah Johnson The Google eBookstore launched today in the USA to much chatter and speculation about how it will change the e-book market. One of the major changes that the Google eBookstore brings is its open platform that allows partner and affiliate retailers to sell Google eBooks. Through an agreement with the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and agreements with …