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Photos: Google's ebook store comes to the UK - on web, iOS and Android

Google targets Apple devices, Android and Adobe e-readers...
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Google eBook Store

Google targets Apple devices, Android and Adobe e-readers...

Google has launched an ebook store in the UK selling hundreds of thousands of UK-published titles.

The ebook store, which Google launched for US customers at the end of last year, is available via the web and through apps for Android devices and iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Google has struck deals with major UK publishers including Hachette, Penguin and Random House to sell hundreds of thousands of new titles through the store. In addition, more than two million free, public domain books are available.

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Darwin's On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species - one of the two million-plus free, public domain titles available through the store.

The store's ebooks can be read on Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices or via a web browser. Google ebooks can also be downloaded to be read on e-readers that run Adobe Digital Editions.

Google ebooks are not compatible with the Amazon Kindle but Google says it is open to introducing support for the Kindle in future.

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Google eBooks library

Each user's Google ebooks are stored in the cloud to allow users to access their library of books from different devices and continue reading from where they left off. Books are also synced to devices so they can be read offline.

Here you can see the library of Google ebooks being accessed through a web browser.

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Google eBooks search

The ebook store is searchable by author, title and keyword, and is browsable by genre or specially selected categories such as nominees for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, as seen here.

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Google eBook app

A shot of the Google eBooks app for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.

Google has also partnered with booksellers such as Blackwells to sell Google eBooks through their online stores.

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