Google Books Doesn’t Get The Last Word With Free eBooks

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Google Books hits 2.5 million eBooks downloaded by hungry fans. While they may be the biggest, they're not the only player. is a David to this Goliath, but the upstart has also equaled this impressive number in a relatively young industry.

The number of eBooks sold continues to grow after surpassing traditional book sales in early 2011. In addition to the online retail industry, dominated by Amazon, there is an exponentially growing appetite for free eBooks. While Google has been successful with “Google Books”, it seems that they aren’t the only player and certainly don’t have the last word in digital publishing despite the media attention they command.

Google Books surpassed the 2.5 million mark for eBook downloads, according to The Huffington Post on June 1st, 2011. However, there are smaller players, like competing strongly in this space. In fact,, has experienced record amounts of downloads too, as eBook reader sales double and billions of smartphone users join in, to solidify the acceptance of the “eBook.”

“It’s an honor for us to be on par with a giant like Google,” exclaims Nicolas Gremion, CEO of Paradise Publishers Inc., who own He draws a direct comparison because coincidentally, “As of June 1st, we’ve also served over 2.5 million eBooks to our loyal members. That’s equal with Google.”’s subscriber base, now approaching the one million mark, is responsible for downloading an average of nearly 19,000 ebooks, every single day. Gremion believes that, “It goes to show that it’s possible to compete and win with quality services, resourceful marketing and a positive reputation. These qualities are foundations to building value and equity anywhere, including the online world.”

“Plus, we continue to innovate and leverage new market opportunities,” says Gremion. “We’re entering the mobile space with our popular Smartphone apps, expanding into the growing Spanish market and creating unique, technology solutions to empower more authors. This will both expand and accelerate the production and availability of ebooks, along with other creative digital content. The publishing industry is trying to redefine itself at the moment. We believe that innovation combined with social media opportunities, and not necessarily the deepest pockets or biggest company, are the keys to success.”

Paradise Publishers Inc. is a U.S.-based, global, online publisher of both fiction and non-fiction books. It distributes digital eBooks at no cost via and is about to launch a highly anticipated social publishing site aim to help anybody become an author and easily publish, promote and profit from their own eBooks.


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