CoolerBooks gets a helping hand from Google Books

Andrea Petrou Tech

cOOLBOOK.JPGFollowing my story about eBooks last week, I thought it would be wrong not to tell you about this.

Coolerbooks has become the first ebookstore outside America to team up with Google.

The partnership will include over 1 million public domain books from Google Books in its online library, some of which can be downloaded free as they don’t have any copyright.

Cooler is promising that by the end of the year there will be a whopping 2m titles available on its store, which can also accommodate over 19 formats, including PDF and MP3 for audiobooks.

Users will also be able to view a preview of many of the ebooks on offer, allowing them to read a few pages before deciding whether they would like to buy the whole title.

However those of us in the UK will only see half of these pop up on their eBooks, due to licensing restrictions. That’s still 500,000 titles to get through though.

Now we might be getting a bit too excited about eBooks and eBook readers, so we want to hear your views.

Vote below and let us know if you think this technology is something you would buy.

By Andrea Petrou | September 2nd, 2009



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