The Google eBookstore launched this morning and consumers can use the store to buy eBooks for various different devices. The digital store front lets shoppers shop for digital book titles based on their device. You can shop directly for the Android, iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, Sony and Nook eReaders, as well as for the Web. Google eBooks can be downloaded onto all eReader devices that run Adobe Digital Editions.
Shoppers can use a Google Checkout account to purchase books, which will be hosted in their cloud-based Google bookshelf. At this point the store only works for U.S. based credit cards for payment.
There is also an option to return an eBook in case anything goes wrong. Here is more from the Google eBookstore: “You may return an ebook for a refund if the ebook does not perform as described, provided that we receive your request within 7 days of purchase. In certain cases, we may consider refunds outside this period, but please note we make these decisions at our sole discretion. Refunds will not be granted in situations of purchase abuse.”