Google eBookstore (the bookselling project formerly known as Google Editions) launched this morning. According to the site, Google eBookstore features three million free ebooks and “hundreds of thousands” of books you can buy–including a huge selection of books from independent bookstores around the country.
eBookNewser had a statement from American Booksellers Association (ABA) president Michael Tucker, the co-owner of Books Inc. in California: “This partnership with Google is an important chapter in the renaissance we’ve been seeing in independent bookselling. It allows our membership to better compete with corporate retailers on selection, price, and convenience. It levels the playing field.”