Google has launched its own cloud-based ebook platform, designed to allow users to read ebooks on any Internet-enabled device.
The search giant said in a blog post that the Google ebooks platform, formerly known as Google Editions, will allow users to access a massive ebook library comprising of more than 3 million titles.
Google ebooks will offer both public domain books and purchasable ebooks from its Google ebookstore. Apart from buying ebooks from the Google website, users will be able to access the store from independent sellers who have embedded it on their websites.
The platform also comes in a cloud-based format, meaning that users will be able to access and read the ebooks from their web browsers, irrespective of the device they own. For this purpose, Google has offered dedicated apps across a range of devices.
“In addition to a full-featured web reader, free apps for Android and Apple devices will make it possible to shop and read on the go. For many books you can select which font, font size, day/night reading mode and line spacing suits you—and pick up on the page where you left off when switching devices,” Google explained.