Will Google Compete with Amazon as a Bookseller?

Vik RubenfeldFor Readers, For Writers0 Comments

via TechCrunch:  Google Is Building A Same-Day Amazon Prime Competitor, “Google Shopping Express”:

Google is stealthily preparing to launch an Amazon Prime competitor called “Google Shopping Express.” According to one source the service will be $10 or $15 cheaper than Amazon Prime, so $69 or $64 a year and offer same-day delivery from brick-and-mortar stores like Target, Walmart, Walgreens and Safeway (though no specifics were mentioned by our sources).

When and if it launches, the product will be a competitor to Amazon Prime, eBay Now, Postmates’ “Get It Now” and even smaller startups like Instacart.

It seems likely that this service would offer readers a new place to buy Ebooks — especially Ebooks that could be read on Android phones and tablets, since Google is the maker of Android.

 

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