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eBooks added to Google Play in France

French bookworms can now access eBooks via Google Play.

The addition of the eBooks to Google's marketplace comes a month after the corporation reached an agreement with French book publishers to return out-of-print works to the public by digitising millions of stories.

Google said its selection includes hundreds of thousands of French titles – everything from new releases to classics and bestsellers.

"France is the fifth European country to launch books to its Play store, following Germany, Spain, Italy, and the U.K.", Google's Philippe Colombet wrote in a blog post.

He goes on to say, "Books on Google Play is all about choice: we're offering many titles and many ways to access and read them, so that your library is literally at your fingertips no matter where you are."

French users can access Google Play's cloud anytime, anywhere, on almost any device. Books can be purchased and instantly available on Android phones and tablets, as well as a PC or Mac. iOS users can read books in the Google Play Books app.

"Whether you're a bookworm or a casual reader, we hope you find something great to read on Google Play," he said.

The search juggernaut has faced difficulties with its eBook efforts. Last month, a judge ruled that a lawsuit against Google over its book digitisation effort can be designated as a class action.