Google eBooks is now available in Canada. In a November 1, blog post Kihyun Jung, Google eBooks Product Manager announced that “Readers there can now access our vast online catalogue, including hundreds of thousands of titles for sale and more than two million free books in the public domain.”
“We’re excited to announce partnerships with both major international and Canadian publishers, including Random House, McClelland & Stewart, Douglas & McIntyre, House of Anansi and Dundurn. As a result, it’s easy to find popular best-selling and Canadian authors like Margaret Atwood and Ami McKay. What’s more, we’ve also partnered with your favorite retailers, like Campus eBookstore and McNally Robinson, allowing you to purchase our Google eBooks from them as well,” said Jung.
The Google eBooks platform is designed to be open and in the cloud, meaning you can pick up your eBook wherever you last left off on virtually any device: PCs and netbooks; Android and Apple tablets and smartphones; and compatible eReaders, like the Kobo, Reader from Sony, and Barnes & Noble Nook.