Google has included South Africa as the list of nations that have access to its online book store. With this, it is now 39 countries world wide that will have access to the Google online ebook store. Users will have access to millions of ebook titles that include both bestsellers and classics with everything in between. Also, the other inherent benefit is that users can read the books on a variety of devices, which can be PCs or any other tablet or smartphone running Android.
Among the other benefits of reading online is that users can start reading on one device and carry it forward on other devices. That is not all for users will also be able to highlight, annotate, search, create bookmarks or translate the contents. eBooks listed at the online store are also priced competitively vis-a-vis their print counterparts.
“Holistically, the app had to be compelling across the board, and pricing is a key attribute,” said De la Mora, Google’s regional director of print product partnerships.
However, self publishers won’t be able to upload their content to the Google Play Store just yes though the feature will be made available soon, promised De la Mora.