Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Google Launches EBook Store

Now it's getting interesting.

More than a decade ago at writer's conferences and other venues I talked about the future of publishing progressing more towards electronic delivery and print-on-demand. I was treated like a person from Mars.

Well, guess what! Here we are.

With the launch of the Google Ebook Store there is now strong competition for all things EBook.

See the attached link for the PW article:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/retailing/article/45429-look-out-amazon-google-ebooks-has-arrived.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=531f432bb4-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

Truth be told, I also commented on how it would take younger generations who embrace all the new techonologies and the cost of doing business to swing publishing towards Ebooks and print-on-demand; and indeed, that's what has happened.

My questions now concern how this impacts on small presses who actually embraced the Ebook and print-on-demand format very early on and often were criticized by the larger publishers as being less-than-professional for doing so.

Self-publishing is going to be another interesting arena. I hope someone is collecting data on this because it will be quite revealing.

And if you're curious about all the different EReaders out there go to the following link:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/chi-books-ereader-pg,0,3208287.photogallery

4 comments:

Nicole MacDonald said...

YAY!! Another place to put my book *grin* I love this new trend! (though still holding on to my pretty paperbacks...;p)

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Terry Odell said...

I just bought the B&N NOOKcolor and have been posting 'reviews' as I discover its features on my blog over the past couple weeks.

Terry
Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Morgan Mandel said...

I don't get the cloud thing at all. That's too dependent on the Internet, and the web is not available everywhere.

I'm sticking with my kindle 3, which I absolutely love.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Deb Larson said...

I find this trend not a trend at all, but a new way to reach people quickly and easily. I applaud those who ventured out to lead the way.
DL Larson