July 22, 2014

Google Posts Statistics About Ebook Service

Abe Murray, a product manager at Google, has reported some interesting numbers about Google eBooks, which was launched about six months ago.

According to Murray:

  • There are now more than three million free Google eBooks available in the U.S.,  compared to more than two million at launch.
  • At launch, there were just over 100 independent booksellers selling Google eBooks — now there are more than 250.
  • The number of publishers participating has increased from 5,000 at the launch to 7,000. A 40 percent increase in half a year.
  • Installs of the Google Books apps for iOS, Android and Chrome have exceeded 2.5 million since December
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Michael Kelley About Michael Kelley

Michael Kelley (mkelley@mediasourceinc.com) is the former Editor-in-Chief, Library Journal.

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