Independent Booksellers and Google's New E-Bookstore

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple saw a new competitor enter the e-book market yesterday. Google launched its own e-bookstore, boasting more than three million titles. While paper book purists will very likely continue scoffing at the idea of electronic books, independent bookstores across the country are joining forces with Google on this venture, in hopes that it could bring some benefit to their businesses.

One such bookstore is Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon. Darin Sennett, Powell's director of strategic projects, says that since independent bookstores are usually not tech savvy, Google's e-bookstore provides the infrastructure for these bookstores to survive in the 21st Century.

Guests:

Darin Sennett

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [1]

James O Finnegan,M.D. from Haverford,Pa. 19041

I'm a recent convert to i-pad reading. I'm also an author. How can I get my book on your site? Can I advertise?

Dec. 07 2010 12:53 PM

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