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Google ebooks now available at campus bookstore
Posted Thursday, November 24, 2011 11:32 AM
Google announced Tuesday the launch of the eBookstore in Canada, which will allow Canadian users to download digital books that can be read on tablets, e-readers and personal computers. Google eBookstore is a new form of cloud-based digital books that allows readers to access their books on almost any device from one single repository regardless of where the books were purchased.

Campus eBookstore and its affiliated college stores, such as the U of M bookstore, have announced an agreement with Google eBookstore to distribute eBooks in Canada, and soon in the United States. Campus eBookstore has partnered with Google eBooks because of its open and accessible platform that can provide an easy way for customers to discover, read and buy eBooks. Google eBookstore is offering hundreds of thousands of titles ranging from new releases and best sellers in every category to classics in the public domain frequently used on courses throughout North America.

Google eBookstore represents the solution for eBook distribution that reflects the particular needs of an academic market place and is consistent with the student-centric operating policies of Campus eBookstore.

Google also plans to give independent Canadian booksellers the opportunity to sell books online. The company says the Canadian eBookstore will boast a library of thousands of digital books for sale, as well as over 2-million public domain books available for free. The University of Calgary and Wilfrid Laurier University have also announced that their bookstores are now selling Google eBooks.
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Mariianne Mays Wiebe
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