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Google will start selling e-books this summer

Google has said it will start selling digital books this summer, putting itself in competition with Amazon and Apple for a share of the e-book market, the MarketWatch reports.

The new service will be called Google Editions and will let users buy digital copies of books they find using Google’s book search. Eric Savitz at Barrons says Google will allow booksellers to embed Google Editions on their own sites.

The New York Times reported back in February that Google wanted to take a cut of 30 to 37 percent on each sale. Apple takes 30 percent on books it sells on its iPad store, the Times said.