Scientific publisher Springer has partnered with Google to release its eBook titles through the Google eBookstore.
According to the press release: “Google currently holds the biggest collection of Springer eBooks with more than 52,000 books, which is a combination of physically scanned books published prior to 2006 and PDF file submissions since 2006. Springer adds 4,000 newly published titles per year. This service will initially only be available for international customers. A platform for the German-speaking markets will follow in due course.”
The publisher already has eBooks available through Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo, and is working on extending its distribution. In the near future, Springer eBooks will be available on Barnes & Noble’s NookStudy platform, and as ePUB files on Amazon.com.