University of Calgary

University of Calgary

November 02, 2011 09:00 ET

University of Calgary Bookstore begins selling Google eBooks

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2011) - Through an affiliation with Campus eBookstore, the University of Calgary Bookstore has reached an agreement with Google eBooks to sell more than 250,000 eBooks online through its website.

"This is a huge step for us to provide even more choices to our students," said Brent Beatty, Director, University of Calgary Bookstore. "Google eBooks supplements the selection of books that we carry in our store and enables our students to buy and read a book whenever and however they want."

Google eBooks is a new form of cloud-based digital book system that allows readers to access their libraries on almost any device from one single repository regardless of where the books were purchased.

Google eBooks provides a publishing and distribution system that best reflects the particular needs of an academic marketplace and is consistent with the student-centric operating policies of the University of Calgary Bookstore. eBooks can be read across all of the most popular devices currently found on Canadian campuses.

Google eBooks offers hundreds of thousands of titles ranging from new releases and best sellers in every category to classics in the public domain which frequently used on courses throughout North America.

Campus eBookstore has partnered with Google eBooks because of its open and accessible platform that can provide an easy way for customers to discover, read and buy eBooks at competitive prices.

Google eBooks are available immediately at www.calgarybookstore.ca

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