Microsoft is in the process of developing a digital bookstore and will soon be selling e-books. It looks like they will have a modest catalog of a million titles and will have a curated selection of bestsellers and editor’s picks. Customers will be able to read these titles in the EDGE browser, which gained EPUB support a few months ago.
The new e-book store will be available this Spring, as part of the new Creators Update. You will be able to download free samples and buy the titles in a new section of the Microsoft Store, which already sells music, movies and apps. This will be a boon for people who have Surface Tablets and want an e-book experience that is crafted specifically for Windows.
If you belong to the Windows Insiders Program you will be able to get access to the new store right away and keep track of the development cycle.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.