Google Play Store to Rent and Sell Textbooks

Google is getting into the textbook business by selling and renting materials from the top five education publishers in the US. The new service will launch August 8. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google makes Play Books more student friendly

Google's latest Play Books update for Android makes the app a lot easier to use for reading non-fiction ebooks. See, Play Books is perfect if you're just reading something from cover to cover. But if you're using it to read text or reference books... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Jazzes Up E-book Nonfiction

Google has launched a new version of Google Play Books that it hopes will make for a better reading experience for nonfiction titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play to expand ebook offering to 13 new countries

Google Play is soon to make ebooks available in 13 more countries around the world. The company... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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DC Periodical Comics Now for Sale on Google Play

DC Entertainment’s list of serialized superhero comics will now be available for sale on Google Play along with digital editions of DC and Vertigo original graphic novels and collected editions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google's New Real-Time Audience Measurement Is a Brand Play

Google announced a new partnership with comScore today that it said will improve its ability to tell brand marketers about their digital campaigns. Google touted a new measurement tool—available to DoubleClick advertisers and publishers—that will deliver real-time data about who is seeing ads... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2014-02-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HMH Partners with Google Play for Education

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has partnered with Google to deliver K-12 core curriculum through Google Play for Education, Google's content store for K-12 schools. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play update showcases big-screen optimized apps on tablets

As promised a month or so ago, Google Play is implementing a few changes today that'll push tablet-optimized apps to the forefront. That is, if you're using a device not quite small enough to be considered a phone (though we admit there are certain handhelds that bridge the gap). Indeed, tablet... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-11-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Newsstand merges Currents, magazines and newspapers on Android today, iOS in 2014

Google is not particularly great at keeping secrets. Its Nexus devices always leak and peeks at code are constantly revealing features before they're announced. So, it's no surprise that, exactly one month after we reported references to a Google Play Newsstand popping up, Mountain View is... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's Source program invites indie stores to sell Kindles

Amazon's new program invites indies to sell Kindles and receive a commission from ebooks bought by their customers (if the store is eligible). Many stores are unimpressed, with one bookstore worker likening the program to 'being complicit in your execution.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Ebooks Expands to 9 New Asian Countries

Google has expanded Play ebook sales to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and New Zealand. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble boosts content on Nook with Google Play

Barnes & Noble is adding the Google Play store to HD versions of its Nook tablet, in a bid to counter slowing sales of its devices.Nook HD and Nook HD+ customers will be able to access over 700,000 Android apps and games, millions of songs and more, besides the Chrome browser, Gmail,... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2013-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Books now available in Mexico

Despite going on quite the world tour, Google Play Books hasn't been available as close by as Mexico. That's been rectified: the online bookstore is now open in the country, with both local titles and prices in Pesos. As with some other countries, the expansion also gives Mexicans their first... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Books comes to India with an updated Android app in tow

Google Play Books has been on a slow world tour that hasn't given Asia much love. Google is addressing that regional deficit in grand fashion today by launching its digital bookshop in India. The collection includes the expected blend of local and international titles, although the Books... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Books app arrives in Japan, adds translation, place info, highlighting and more

Not content at stopping with its recent European tour, Google Play Books has made the trip to Japan and brought back a handful of new features. In addition to support for reading Japanese books in a vertical, right-to left layout, Mountain view now lets users tap on names of geographical spots... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-09-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Books starts a new chapter in France

Now that the legal dust has settled and Google's publishing woes in 'ol Gaul have been swept under the rug, it's back to business as usual. Starting today, the land of Jerry Lewis lovers will have access to books on Google Play, making it the fifth European country to participate in Mountain... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Books makes an efficient arrival in Germany

Germans, grab your reading glasses, for it's today that Google is announcing the arrival of Play Books -- complete with the ability to purchase native language texts -- in the land of the Kant and Goethe. Yes, those in Deutschland may now buy and read titles from Google Play Books on their... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pottermore ebook store sells '£3m in first month'

The Pottermore ebook store sold £3m-worth of Harry Potter ebooks in its first month, the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play to launch in France

Google is about to launch ebooks on the Google Play entertainment portal in France, according to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing to sell series of ebooks outside the Kindle Store

It remains to be seen if it's a full-on change of policy, but it looks like Amazon is at least shifting it stance when it comes to where some of the ebooks put out by its Amazon Publishing division are sold. As you may recall, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers recently pulled print... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google launches UK eBooks store, Australia and Canada 'soon'

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:17 Google eBooks has launched its e-bookstore in the UK. The store can be found at Google.co.uk/ebooks with frontlist titles including The Fear Index by Robert Harris priced at £9.06 and Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson priced... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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