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New Google eBookstore

Google Launches Independent eBookstore

On the heels of another big announcement from Google this morning, the company has officially launched the Google eBookstore, which is over 3 million titles strong, comprising hundreds of thousands of purchasable titles and supplemented with free material from Google's ongoing Books project. It was designed to be independent of any particular reader, with ebooks able to display on a variety of devices from your laptop to your phone. And while the project was initially thought to be launching much earlier this year, its strengths and capabilities may make it worth the wait.

Find out how to access and read ebooks from Google after the break.

The eBookstore is incredibly open and versatile, with free apps available for iOS and Android, a free web reader, and even apps for Nook and Sony ereaders — but not the Kindle. The store itself is easy to navigate, with sections for new arrivals and top-rated titles, plus an extensive free section stocked with classic titles. Use links on the left side of the page to navigate through subjects from biographies to travel.

Users can browse for books via Google's dedicated eBookstore or a number of independent sellers like Powells. All of your books will be stored in the same place and accessible from any supported device.

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