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Google expands it’s eBooks into Australia

Google has started to ramp up it’s push into the eBook market with it’s expansion into the Australian market. Google has already released it’s new eBook products into the other markets including the US, UK and Canada.

In Australia, Google will be partnering with a existing bookstores to push their products online. The bookstores that Google has chosen to partner is Booktopia, Dymocks, the QBD bookshop and the Co-op bookshop.

These stores will allow Google to push their product to a large existing customer base. Booktopia is the biggest online retailer of books in Australia and is a great choice for Google’s online push in Australia. It is also a great option for consumers as Booktopia often provide a Booktopia coupon to consumers.

Google’s eBooks are provided in two formats, ePub and PDF. They offer books numbering the thousands and many of these are free for consumers. Google will be going up against existing eBook giants including Amazon and Kobo.

Kobo introduces the Kobo Arc

The e-reader market is a crowded market with two devices dominating, being the Kindle Fire HD from Amazon and The Nook HD from Barnes & Noble. To try to grab some market share back, Kobo have had to work hard to try to win consumers to their devices. Their brand new e-Reader, the Kobo Arc, will go a long way to winning over consumers.

The e-reader has a 7 inch screen and also dual speakers. It weighs a mere 12.7 ounces and is built to be extremely rugged. The device comes in three memory configurations which are 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB.

The Kobo Arc has been designed be very appealing to the eye. The back  of the device has a diamond patterned soft back and this backing makes the device great to hold. It also comes in a few different colors including blue gray and purple.

Kobo also have a great online store to buy their books. A Kobo promo code is frequency available which allows you to get a discount on your book purchase.