Google eBooks is now available in the United Kingdom. “Readers in the UK now have access to the world’s largest ebooks collection, with hundreds of thousands of ebooks for sale – from major UK publishers like Hachette, Random House and Penguin – as well as more than two million public domain ebooks for free,” announced Google.
In a blog post Kihyun Jung, Google eBooks Product Manager said, “You can purchase, download and view Google eBooks on many devices: Android and Apple tablets and smartphones, the Google eBooks Web Reader and eReaders from Sony, Kobo, Elonex, and more.”
He said, “We’ve partnered with independent booksellers, so you will soon be able to buy Google eBooks through your favourite bookstore.” Adding, “Booksellers like Gardners’ Hive, as well as others to come, will be selling Google eBooks in the UK. We’re also working with local retailers like Blackwell’s as affiliate partners.”
“Your Google eBooks are stored in the cloud, so you can easily access them and continue reading wherever you last left off, regardless of which device you were on.”