Apple and Amazon Beware: Google eBooks Looks Cool

My favorite feature of Netflix (NFLX) and Evernote is sync. Now, Google (GOOG) offers e-books with the awesome ability to access and resume reading on any device. THANK YOU!

Unlike Google e-Books, competitors Apple iBooks (AAPL), Amazon Kindle (AMZN), and Barnes & Noble Nook (BKS) all sell books which can only be accessed on their compatible software/hardware. Google’s new standard is clearly more user-friendly.

Google e-Books also offers an added benefit to authors:

Clicking on your book from a search results page takes users to a limited preview of your title – just enough to give them a taste of the book, as if they were browsing in a bookstore or library.

Links to bookstores and online retailers make it easy for users to go from browsing to buying. If you sell your books directly from your own website, your site receives “top billing,” appearing first in the list of purchase links. Google Books previews also appear on book-related sites like online retailers and social book networks.

Will these preferential search results in Google eat into Amazon referrals? I think so.

Well, enough of my thoughts. Check out Google e-Books and let us know what you think in the comments below …

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