Google does it again with the launch of Google ebooks, featuring three million book titles for online purchasing and reading. Google ebooks began selling books today, in an effort to compete with Apple and Amazon's e-commerce business.
Authors have the opportunity to upload their books and earn some extra bucks with Google ebook's Partner Program while publishers can also enter that program and get some added exposure for book titles.
Currently, Google ebooks is only available for US residents, but the company is looking to make the new marketplace internationally available in early 2011.
"Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Today, together with the authors, publishers, and libraries, we have been able to make a great leap in this endeavor," said Sergey Brin, co-founder & president of technology at Google. "While this agreement is a real win-win for all of us, the real victors are all the readers. The tremendous wealth of knowledge that lies within the books of the world will now be at their fingertips."