Go Read This | First Google Books Sales #s In | Munsey’s Technosnarl
by Eoin Purcell
I’m sure we’ll start to see much more details on sales and revenues over the next few weeks but this is very interesting, at least to me!
With its actual-sales-generating bookstore, Google is now in the position where they don’t have to rely on links to Amazon (or Abebooks, or Bookfinder, or even Alibris/B&N) for revenue anymore. As a retailer, Google makes money just being a better, more reliable and consistent source for books than Amazon has become, one that can be stocked with your inventory in a snap via the simple .pdf or .epub files that every publisher has (or should have).
The new global catalog for books, if you will.