This has already been a big week for ebooks! Two new sales channels offer opportunities for indie booksellers to sell ebooks online. And for readers to buy them!
“Independent bookstores sell online easily, creatively, and affordably with IndieCommerce, ABA’s ecommerce program…offers solutions tailored to meet the unique concerns of indie bookstores…helps bookstores achieve online sales and realize marketing opportunities via a customizable, all-in-one package.” To learn more about IndieCommerce, visit http://www.indiecommerce.com/
“…Google launched its long-rumored and long-awaited e-book store, dubbed the Google ebookstore. Readers can browse 3 million titles from some 4,000 publishers…In addition to its own store, Google has lined up some partners that also sell Google e-books, including Alibris, Powell’s, and participating members of the American Booksellers Association…” The complete article can be read at http://www.examiner.com/technology-in-national/the-google-ebookstore-opens-for-business
You can browse the Google ebookstore at http://books.google.com/ebooks