April 7, 2012

Is Google Becoming Another Amazon?

Husna Haq, Christian Science Monitor

It’s a sad day for indie bookstores and a sign of more consolidation in the publishing world.

Reports emerged this week that Google contacted the American Booksellers Association and Powell’s Books to announce that it is ending its Google eBooks reseller program as of January 31, 2013. The program gave independent bookstores a leg up by allowing them to sell e-books through Google’s platform. With the cancellation of that program, lauded by indie supporters across the world,...

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