Sony and Google announed today that Google will be making its online PDF library of public domain works available through Sony’s epub reader. Google has well over 500,000 books online as a result of its work to scan public domain works into digital format.
I have used Google’s book search for historical research and it is a great tool for finding books published before 1925. The search tool also gives you results for materials still under copyright but not the entire book in PDF. Will Sony’s reader come in an iPhone flavor? Maybe, but not just yet.