Google Play Books is Now Available in 9 More Countries in Europe
- Czech Republic
This is Google Play Books' second major expansion in only a few weeks, which could be a sign that Google is accelerating their expansion plans. Back in late June GPB expanded to Portugal, Austria, Ireland, and Belgium. The iPad app was also updated in late June to include support for the national languages of many of 9 countries listed above.
The Google Play Books app for Android, iPad, and iPhone was also updated in May of this year with new support for cloud storage option for Epub and PDF, enabling readers to upload their own content and download it from inside the apps.
And based on hints on the help pages, Google is considering offering ebook rentals. This ebookstore is now available in 26 countries from the US to Russia to Australia. It primarily sells Epub and is actively encouraging Epub3 and discouraging any other ebook format.