Google eBookstore

Google’s latest venture seems like a nice option, especially if you can buy from independent booksellers like Powell’s Books instead of directly from Google.

via NPR:

Test-Driving Google eBooks: The Good, The Bad, And The Competitive Spirit

Today, Google launched its online bookstore, Google eBooks — a long-awaited and much-discussed entrant into electronic bookselling. Google is advertising the store as compatible with computers, obviously (for those who want to read that way), but also with iPads and iPhones, Android devices and standalone e-readers including Sony and Nook devices as well as others that run Adobe Digital Editions.

(But not your Kindle, there, buddy.)

We thought we’d give it a try by buying a recent book — David Sedaris’ Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, which cost us $9.99 — and test-driving it on a few different devices.

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