Microsoft sells a lot of content through its Windows Store to people who use its operating system but it hasn’t started selling ebooks yet. On the other hand, Apple’s iBooks platform enables the company’s customers to buy and read digital books across a wide variety of its devices. Microsoft is reportedly making amends now as it’s developing a new ebook store for Windows 10.
According to a new report, the new ebook store that Microsoft is developing will be integrated inside the existing Windows Store. It will be offered alongside other content like movies, TV shows, music, games, and apps that are already up for sale via the Windows Store.
The ebook store will reportedly host a vast collection of books from different authors and publishers. Once users purchase and download an ebook they want to read, they will be able to do so inside the Microsoft Edge browser.
It was only a matter of time before this feature was released for Windows 10. Microsoft recently added EPUB support to Windows 10 as part of its Creators Update preview. This meant that the company was working on making it easier for users to read digital books on Windows-powered devices.
The ebook store is expected to be launched with the Windows 10 Creators Update that’s due in a couple of months.