The new online bookstore will offer commissioned works based on existing TV series, books, comics, and music.
The company has pulled a bookstore app in China that featured titles deemed "illegal" by the Chinese government.
As the nation's preeminent bookseller undergoes its own digital transition, it needs to figure out how to keep hundreds of brick-and-mortar locations relevant.
Dubbed "eBooks Kindle en Espanol," the new e-book store will offer Spanish-language books and publications.
Smartphone app gets a new user interface. Also, Android users can now purchase books, which will be linked to their Google accounts, and rent movies.
The consumer electronics maker plans to offer an e-bookstore for Japanese customers starting in December, along with a pair tablets nicknamed Galapagos.
At an Apple press event, CEO Steve Jobs shows off the company's new iBooks app. Users can now browse, read reviews, read a sample excerpt, or just buy books--and the book downloads to a virtual "book shelf." The software has the support of five of the largest publishers, including Simon and Schuster.
Starting in the first half of 2010, the Google Editions service will be available to anyone with a Web browser, the search giant says at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Google Editions will go live in June or July, adding Google's name to the list of digital-book competitors while it waits for a resolution to its settlement over out-of-print books.
BookRenter lets college students rent textbooks for a month or a semester.