Weekly Roundup: Google Editions; Writing Contests; Best eBooks 2010

Happy Friday! Here is a roundup of this week’s big eBook news for your weekend reading:

Google said that Google Editions will launch before the year is out.

Amazon and Penguin launched a writing contest.

We started a list of the year’s best eBooks. Add your vote for Best eBooks of 2010.

Community publishing site Smashwords adopted an agency pricing model.

Kobo upgraded its eReader app for Android.

Tori Spelling announced that she is working on two new books, both of which will be released in digital form.

Electric Literature co-founder Andy Hunter explained how to use Twitter to find new readers in a video.

Barnes & Noble saw a 1% increase in sales in Q2 and attributed the growth to digital sales.

Simon & Schuster implemented an agency pricing model in the UK.