Google eBooks Resellers program would be shut down next year
Google has announced that they have decided to shut down their eBooks Resellers program next year.
The company said that this part of their eBook platform has not really caught on and it makes no sense for them to focus on it any more.
It would be discontinued from January 2012.
Google further said:
This change will help us focus on building the best eBooks experience we can across hundreds of devices with millions of books. Books will continue to be a major content pillar alongside apps, music and movies in the Google Play store. And — regardless of where they bought them — customers will still be able to access and read their eBooks on the web, phones, tablets and compatible eReaders.
We will work closely with our sixteen reseller partners as they transition in the coming months. Also, booksellers will still be highlighted in the “Buy this book” section of Google Book search, supported with our affiliate program and have access to free Books APIs.