Google eBooks launches in Australia

8 November, 2011 by Liana Pappas - Publisher
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Google eBooks launched today in Australia, almost a year after its launch in the US.

Australia will be able to buy directly from Google ebookstore or from a bookseller partner.

Available on Apple iPhone, iPod or iPad with iOS 4.0 or later and any Android device and more than 85 e-readers.

“It’s been a really interesting and exciting journey. Google came on board about a year and a half ago and we’ve been working with heaps of Australian publishers with tens of thousands of titles”, Mark Tanner said, Google Australia’s eBooks partnership manager.

“We’ve got hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, including plenty of bestsellers, and millions of free eBooks on top of that,” said Tanner.

In addition, Google have partnered with local booksellers, including Booktopia and Dymocks who are selling eBooks, and soon with QBD The Bookshop and The Co-op Bookshop.

With the launch, Google also announced the Google eBooks affiliate program in Australia, Canada and the UK. The affiliate program allows retailers, bloggers, book publishers and other website owners to earn commissions when they refer users to Google eBooks.

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  1. Mike says:

    Wow. Books from 40 years ago for $12! What are they thinking?

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