The Independent - Tuesday, 24 May 2011
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Readers are voraciously consuming free e-books on line via the Google Books Web Reader, on mobile devices via free applications and on compatible e-readers, said Google.
Downloads of the company’s Google Books apps for iOS, Android and Chrome have exceeded 2.5 million since December.
Google isn't the only one bringing free e-books to the masses. Sites such as Free-eBooks, FreeBookSpot, Many Books, Scribd, and of course Project Gutenberg offer free, downloadable e-books.
In May online retailer Amazon announced that sales of digital books for its Kindle e-reader had surpassed sales of print books on its websites.
Google will be sharing additional facts and figures about its e-book store at BookExpo America on May 24-26.