Well surprise, surprise. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has plans to begin selling ebooks sometime in late June early July. This new initiative would mark yet another field where Apple and Google are competitors given Apple’s recent foray with digital books via its iBooks app for the iPad, a feature which, according to Steve Jobs, will soon come to the iPhone as well.
Google has been discussing its vision for distributing books online for several years and for months has been evangelizing about its new service, called Google Editions. The company is hoping to distinguish Google Editions in the marketplace by allowing users to access books from a broad range of websites using an array of devices, unlike rivals that are focused on proprietary devices and software.