Google starts selling e-books in Italy

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Google has started selling e-books in Italy through Google Play. It’s the company’s first foray into foreign-language e-books. Google already sells e-books in the UK, Australia and Canada and plans to do so in France. In Italy, Google is competing against Kindle .

Google revamped the Google eBookstore as Books on Google Play in March. The company aims to sell e-books as part of an iTunes-like ecosystem rather than through a separate storefront.

Google says “thousands of Italian titles, including bestsellers and free classic novels” are available. The Italian Kindle Store sells around 25,000 e-books in Italian.

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