Independent Bookstore Nightbird Books Selling Google eBooks™: “Cloud-Based” Library and Multi-Device Access Allow Indies to Compete in Growing eBook Business
Indie bookstore customers in Fayetteville AR no longer have to choose between reading digital and supporting their local bookstore – Nightbird Books is now selling Google eBooks™ online at nightbirdbooks.com.
Google launched its e-book program on Monday, December 6, 2010, and is partnering with the American Booksellers Association so indie bookstores can provide an easy way for their customers to discover, read, and buy e-books at competitive prices.
“More and more of our customers are buying ereaders and are looking to purchase ebooks,” said Lisa Sharp, owner of Nightbird Books. “Google eBooks now allows us to remain the store of choice for our customers who are reading digital books. We feel it’s a great way to continue shopping locally for your books, no matter how you read them.”
“This partnership with Google allows independent bookstores that are our members to better compete with corporate retailers on selection, price, and convenience,” said ABA President Michael Tucker. “It levels the playing field.”
A Google eBook is a new form of cloud-based digital book that allows readers to access their libraries on almost any device from one single repository, regardless of where the e-book was purchased. Google is offering hundreds of thousands of titles for sale, ranging from new releases and bestsellers in every category to classics in the public domain.
Because Google eBooks work with myriad devices — tablets, smartphones, computers, even most e-ink devices — consumers are free to shop from a variety of retailers rather than being bound to one retailer. This opens up a wealth of indie recommendations and bestsellers to avid e-book readers.
In addition to ebooks, readers can search through a database of five million titles of print books for sale at nightbirdbooks.com, peruse staff picks, bestsellers, and keep up to date with our schedule of events, including author visits and book clubs.
[Courtesy of Nightbird Books. Announcements do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Fayetteville Flyer.]