1. Michael J Scott

    Michael J Scott New Member

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    I received a message from Google the other day that they are making changes to their Google Books platform, making it more accessible to writers and readers of e-books. I'm wondering if any one has had any experience working with them, or has sold anything through them. Here is the text of the email I received:

    Dear Partner,

    Today we introduced Google Play, a new digital content destination available on mobile devices and on the web. With Google Play, users can buy and experience books, music, movies and Android apps, available across their devices. Google Play gives our partners and the ecosystem an integrated entertainment hub for Android and Google users. As part of this launch, Google eBooks and Android Market will become part of Google Play, and users will now get their ebooks from Google Play.

    In addition, customers who go to the web ebookstore will be redirected to the Google Play store. While this doesn't change the way consumers read Google eBooks, it does provide a more compelling mobile purchase experience.

    We are excited about the opportunities ahead to "play" together.

    Google Play team

    Helpful Resources:
    Google Play overview - http://play.google.com/about Google Play brand assets - http://www.android.com/branding.html
    FAQs - http://support.googl...?answer=2494942


    So there ya go. Let me know what you think. :)
     
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  2. Traci B

    Traci B New Member

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    I didn't know Google was in the ebook business. Of course, considering they're into just about everything else, I shouldn't be surprised...

    I'll have to check this out. Thanks for the information.
     
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  3. Traci B

    Traci B New Member

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    Okay, so I went to Google Play and checked out the site. I couldn't find anything that offered an ebook publishing platform, so I suspect you have to sell through an aggregator like Smashwords. If I'm wrong, someone please link me to the service, because I'd love to investigate it since I'm planning to launch my first novel next week and would like to distribute it as widely as possible for the lowest cost I can manage. Thanks!
     
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