Google officially announces electronic bookstore

Today, Google took the wraps off of its highly anticipated eBook store. With over 3 million books in its catalog, the electronic bookstore — simply named Google Books —  is aiming to take a piece of an anticipate $1 billion business in 2011. As the press release reads:

We designed Google eBooks to be open. Many devices are compatible with Google eBooks—everything from laptops to netbooks to tablets to smartphones to e-readers. With the newGoogle eBooks Web Reader, you can buy, store and read Google eBooks in the cloud. That means you can access your ebooks like you would messages in Gmail or photos in Picasa—using a free, password-protected Google account with unlimited ebooks storage.

Hit the read link to check out the official announcement from the Big G.

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