Google Ends eBook Agreement with Indies – Publisher’s Weekly – Judith Rosen
On Tuesday representatives of Google contacted the American Booksellers Association and Powell’s Books to announce that it will end its Google eBooks reseller program worldwide. In February, it had seemed as if independent booksellers were getting a reprieve when Google reinstated some affiliate stores that had low sales. But in yet another sign of industry consolidation, Google will start selling e-books solely through its recently launched Google Play beginning January 31, 2013.
If you rely on Google ebooks, don’t worry. They will still be available on bookseller websites. This is still pretty sad news.