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Google Editions

August 18, 2010 · No Comments

…well rested having spent the summer considering the Creative Commons, we’re back at it here at Odyssey Online.  While we were thinking about the CC (and fishing, canoeing, gardening etc.) Google announced it’s impending entry into the electronic book game, in the form of Google Editions.  On Atlantic Magazine’s blog, Peter Osnos gives a good accounting of what Google wishes to do with this project, which boils down to this business plan: “…is that Google will be adding millions of digital titles for sale on any device with Internet access: smart phones, tablets, netbooks, desktops, and every digital reading device except Kindle…”

Bookseller.com predicts an autumn release date for Google Editions, and eWeek has commentary on where it fits among iPads, Kindles, and Nooks (oh my…)

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