Me in the Google eBookstore, Plus Indie Stores and Google eBooks
Apparently Google opened its electronic bookstore, and because I know I’ll be asked about it, yes, I have books available in it, which you may find here. It’s not all of them yet, but I don’t imagine the rest of the Tor published books, at least, will be very far behind these (they may be available by searching on the titles; I didn’t really check that). I don’t know anything else about the Google eBookstore at the moment, except to say, oh goodie, yet another ebook reader to put on my computer/iPod/iPad/phone. On the other hand, the more online retailers for eBooks, the better.
Speaking of which, a number of independent bookstores are teaming up with Google to sell electronic books, which means it’s possible for you to go those independent bookstore Web sites and get your eBook from that local store (for example, here’s a listing for Zoe’s Tale at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego, which features a Google eBook version). Naturally, I think this is a lovely idea and a fine way to continue to support one’s local bookseller even if you’ve decided to go all in electronically.