According to PCWorld, Google Editions is supposed to be different:
E-books will be universal in that users can access them from any Web-connected device, and roughly 500,000 titles will be available at launch. Online books are cached once you've loaded them, so they can also be viewed offline.Google is playing nice with publishers, too.
Publishers will get 63 percent of the revenue from book sales and Google takes the rest.But so far, according to the article, some questions haven’t been addressed. Like, if you order through Google Editions, how will the books look on your Kindle or Nook? Will Google Editions books have the same features when you read them on your iPad?
And, I’m wondering, if you can purchase Google Editions books for your iPad or Kindle or Nook, how easy will it be? These guys are not playing nice with each other - because they want to be the guy who survives in the end. I can’t blame them, but while they fight it out, the readers are taking some hits.
We’re still early in the growth of ebooks and ereaders. What would you like to see?