Amazon opens Kindle book store to other merchants

December 7, 2010

(AP) -- is giving other merchants a chance to sell selections from its electronic book store and earn a commission.

The maker of the popular Kindle announced the partnership program Tuesday as it unveiled a new application designed for a Web store run by Inc. The app is scheduled to debut early next year. Inc. is borrowing a page from the e-book store that Google opened Monday. Google is giving a cut of its sales to more than 100 independent book merchants that have signed up to sell titles from its store.

The Internet alliances could help more brick-and-mortar book stores remain open.

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(AP) -- is warning a federal judge that Google will be able to overcharge consumers and stifle competition if it wins court approval to add millions more titles to its already vast digital library.

Verizon Wireless to support e-book reader

September 23, 2009

(AP) -- Verizon will be providing wireless book downloads for an electronic reading device, joining AT&T and Sprint in supporting electronic books.

Google to start selling electronic books

May 4, 2010

Google on Tuesday said it will soon begin selling electronic books that people can read on any Internet-connected device including Apple's hot-selling iPad tablet computers.

Amazon releasing Kindle software for Android

May 18, 2010

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Friend or foe? Google, indie book sellers team up

December 6, 2010

(AP) -- Struggling neighborhood books stores now have a new way to ring up sales, courtesy of a formidable new rival - Google. But it still may not be enough to help them keep their doors open.

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