Google Releases 1 Million Free Books in EPUB Format??A day after Sony released a new Reader supporting the format
By Lucian Parfeni, Web News Editor
27th of August 2009, 06:49 GMT
Google has always been an advocate of open standards and for good reason. Open standards are good business if you know how to take advantage of them and the software giant certainly has a talent for that. And now, despite still being one of the company’s most controversial projects, Google Books has started offering one million public domain books in ePub format, an open e-book format that is starting to gain industry support.
???Starting today, Google Books will offer free downloads of these and more than one million more public domain books in an additional format, EPUB. By adding support for EPUB downloads, we’re hoping to make these books more accessible by helping people around the world to find and read them in more places,??? Brandon Badger, product manager, said.