British company Interead has announced the partnership of its coolerbooks.com ebookstore with Google.
The company claims that this partnership, the first outside the US with the search-engine giant, allows UK users to access around half a million out-of-copyright books from its online library which can be downloaded on to an ebook reader.
Electronic book readers
The books are accessible for free from the website, alongside a range of paid-for titles, and ties in with the forthcoming launch of the Cool-ER ebook reader.
Which? will be reviewing this as soon as it’s released, but users of other ebook readers aren’t going to be left out, since coolerbooks.com offers downloads in a range of popular formats.
See our reviews of ebooks and ebook readers.
Google’s Head of Print Content Partnerships (EMEA), Sanitago de la Mora, said: ‘We believe in an open platform for accessing and reading books, we’re always looking for more ways to expand access to books. This partnership will make it easier for users to find and access public domain books, thus helping bring more books to more people.’
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