In discussions with publishers at the annual BookExpo convention over the weekend, Google said it plans to introduce a program enabling publishers to sell digital versions of their newest books directly to consumers, reports the New York Times. The move would pit Google against, which is seeking to control the eBook market with the versions it sells for its Kindle reading device. Google's move is likely to be welcomed by publishers who have expressed concerns about Amazon's aggressive pricing strategy for eBooks. Amazon offers Kindle editions of most new best sellers for $9.99, far less than the typical $26...

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