Using Google Docs for Designing and Formatting Ebooks


The link below is to an article/tutorial on how to use Google Docs for designing and formatting an ebook.

For more visit:
https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-design-format-ebook-google-docs/

Google to Convert Ebooks to Audiobooks


The link below is to an article looking at how Google is going to convert ebooks to audiobooks.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/google-is-going-to-convert-ebooks-to-audiobooks

Chrome Extensions to Increase Reading Speed


The links below are to articles that look at Chrome Extensions that aim to increase reading speed.

For more visit:
https://ebookfriendly.com/spreed-chrome-extension-read-twice-faster/
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/11/05/read-at-triple-your-normal-speed-with-one-of-these-five-chrome-extension/

Google Play Books Royalty Payments Increase


The links below are to articles that report on an increase to Google Play Books royalty payments.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/10/13/google-play-books-now-pays-a-70-royalty-in-60-countries/
https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/google-play-books-implements-70-commission-on-ebook-sales

Google and Ebook Piracy


The link below is to an article that reports on issues of ebook piracy and the role Google allegedly plays in it. Readers will obviously have their own view on this matter, but in my opinion it seems like an industry seeking to blame someone else for their own woes, of which many are of their own making.

For more visit:
https://torrentfreak.com/google-promotes-pirate-book-sales-authors-guild-says-200605/

The New ‘Read Along’ App


The links below are to articles that takes a look at Google’s new ‘Read Along’ app, designed to assist kids learning to read.

For more visit:
https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2020/05/googles-new-read-along-app-can-help-elementary-school-kids-improve-their-reading-skills/
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-read-along-teach-kids-how-to-read/
https://goodereader.com/blog/spotlight-on-android/google-read-along-helps-kids-read-books-during-the-pandemic