11/01/2011 03:44 EDT | Updated 01/01/2012 05:12 EST

Google eBooks Platform Comes To Canada

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TORONTO - Google launched its ebooks platform in Canada on Tuesday, providing more competition for retailers Amazon and Kobo.

Titles purchased at the Google ebooks store will be stored online and accessible on a variety of devices, including Android and Apple tablets and smartphones, PCs and compatible e-readers such as the Kobo, Barnes & Noble's Nook and Sony's Reader.

Hundreds of thousands of titles will be available for purchase at Google's store, in addition to more than 2 million public domain books available for free, the company said in a release.

The Google store also boasts partnerships with publishers including Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, House of Anansi, Dundurn and McGill Queens University Press.

Google ebooks launched in the U.S. in December.