Google launches e-book store in UK

Google has finally taken its e-books store to a country outside US. In an announcement yesterday on its blog, Google eBooks Product Manager Kihyun Jung stated that readers in the UK now have access to the world’s largest ebooks collection, with hundreds of thousands of ebooks for sale – from major UK publishers like Hachette, Random House and Penguin – as well as more than two million public domain ebooks for free.

This launch also enables UK consumers to download Google Books app from Android Market and start using them on their Android devices.  Google ebooks will also be available with independent sellers like Gardners’ Hive.

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