Clearly the U.S. publishers are ready to cooperate with Google on the book online publishing front. I don’t think there is any question that Google entering the e-book market will further accelerate adoption.
So where’s this all going? My guess? Android tablet computers. Considering this is Google best chance of actually competing with the Apple e-book effort, plus the existing efforts with the Amazon Kindle, it seems like the most logical step.
Said to be called “Google Editions”, Google has been less that forthcoming thus far with many details on this eventual electronic book store.