The Android Market now has a section dedicated specifically to e-books which currently features around 500 titles from publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Macmillan, W.W. Norton and Co., Hachette, and more.
Books are categorized, and top paid, top free, and recently added titles are also on display. Pick a title you want to download, and it's added to your Google Books account. You don't need to own a tablet to make a purchase, so we expect the Books tab to appear soon on non-Honeycomb devices and in the Web Market as well. Complete a purchase, and it's instantly available via the Google Books app.
Right now, however, the Books tab will only appear for users who access the it via the Market App on an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet.
Books could, of course, already be purchased from http://books.google.com/ebooks, but the Android Market will provide a good deal of additional exposure and plenty of new customers.
The URL for the site, market.android.com/books, and the site noted that URLs for /music, and /movies worked and resolved to the Android Market.
[tags]android 3.0,honeycomb,web market,web store,e-books[/tags]