Google Books adds 250,000 volumes through British Library deal

Google's persuaded the British Library to give it access to a quarter of a million out-of-copyright books for its Google Books digital library project.

Scrap Kindle app; download e-books directly to Android

Google has just launched a new section of the Android Market for e-book downloads. Designed for optimal use on Android 3.0 tablets, Google's new selection of electronic books are also available on Sony's Reader, Barnes & Noble's Nook, and any PC.