Google eBooks Announced: Set to Compete With Amazon

Google is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant. EBooks, Google’s long-awaited Internet book store is now operational.

The growth of digital sales of books is expected to cause the closure of hundreds more brick and mortar store in the next few years.

“The fundamental idea is buy anywhere and read anywhere,” according to James Crawford, an engineer for Google eBooks, who emphasized that the system makes it easy to read the same book on multiple devices. “The fundamental architecture is cloud-based, and you never wonder where to put your books.”

Google: Google eBooks is all about choice, so you can use any device you own to read any book, anywhere.

Syncing your books with all of your devices is automatic.