The company is believed to be planning near-simultaneous launches of the eBookstore in Canada, the UK and Australia.
Google last month began offering publishers the ability to set selling prices and digital rights management (DRM) conditions for four countries including Australia. And last week the Australian subsidiary advertised a temp position for a "Google eBooks site merchandiser".
"It looks to me like Google are hiring the staff for the Australian branch of the Google ebookstore," said Nat Hoffelder in a weekend report on the Digital Reader Web site.
"I can't get a statement from Google on when they plan to launch Down Under, but it should be clear now that they are going to," he added.
In Sydney yesterday, spokesperson Henning Dorstewitz told CDN: "I can confirm that we plan to bring the eBookstore out to Australia. However, we don't have a date to announce yet."
Full piece at Smarthouse.