Google is set to launch its own online e-book store in 2010. Google Editions books will not be tied to a specific device, unlike rival e-book company Amazon.
Analysts at the Yankee Group have predicted that the US ebook reader market is “about to catch fire sparking from $1.3bn (£0.86bn) in revenue in 2010 to $2.5bn (£1.65bn) by 2013″.
Google will sell some of the 12 million-plus books its has scanned online through Google Editions. Google Editions aims to lets users read books from practically any desktop, laptop or mobile gadget that features a full Web browser.