MEDIA RELEASE: Booktopia™ launches its new eBook offering today.

by |November 8, 2011

Booktopia’s Google eBooks ™ Press Release

8th November 2011 8am

Booktopia™ launches its new eBook offering today.

Australian book buyers can buy their eBooks from from Tuesday 8th November. Booktopia selected the Google eBooks™ platform as its preferred eBooks solution and is extremely pleased to offer hundreds of thousands of eBooks available for immediate purchase.

Many of the major Australian publishers have worked actively with Google Australia™ to make their list of eBooks available for launch today.

Google eBooks™ is a cloud-based digital eBook system that allows readers to access their personal eBook library on almost any device from one single repository regardless of where they bought the eBook from.

The range of eBooks covers new release titles right through to bestselling classics as well as hard-to-find titles from previous years.

Booktopia chose the Google eBooks™ platform for ease of access to buy and read books at globally competitive pricing.

Booktopia’s customers can purchase their physical books and eBooks all in one transaction. Digital eBook links are sent to the buyer for immediate reading online or ready for download, whilst physical books will continue to be shipped from Booktopia’s Sydney warehouse. Booktopia currently ships 1,000,000 physical books per year to Australian customers and employs 48 staff in its 3,500 sqm Sydney warehouse.

Buying eBooks from using the Google eBooks ™ platform will give book readers the flexibility to read books on devices they own today and devices they buy in the future. Google eBooks ™ uses the ePub format which has become the global standard for eBooks and e-readers.

With Google™ eBooks library, users are able to keep all of their eBooks in one place. Each eBook can be read on phones, handheld devices, e-ink e-readers, tablet PCs, notebooks and desktop computers. Whenever someone opens their Google eBook, the Google eBooks™ system will remember where the reader is up to, making it ready to continue reading on whatever device they choose to use next.

For further information please contact:

Tony Nash
Chief Executive Officer
Booktopia Pty Ltd

Phone:             02 9954 1080       XT7203
Mobile:             0431 16 3887

Level 1
27 Sirius Road
Lane Cove West, NSW. 2066

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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