Google not a legit ebookstore – Redgroup

Smarthouse, an Australian blog,  discussed yesterday's Google bookstore launch with the managing director of Borders Australia (part of Redgroup Retail). He gives basically the same opinion as what I told you yesterday; Google can't run an ebookstore becuase they suck at customer service.

James Webber, Managing Director of Borders, said that at this stage they do not see themselves as being threatened and that what Google is offering is not a legitimate bookstore.

"They could become a legitimate bookstore. They aren't today," said Webber. "They tried to sell telephones too. They failed," added Webber.

He's more worried about Amazon, with good reason. Amazon have already taken a bite out of Redgroup's market share since the Kindle came to Australia in May.

Smarthouse

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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