Danny Sullivan has the nice write up explaining that Google will be partnering with publishers to sell online books. I am totally surprised this has not received more attention in the search engine industry forums. Danny started a thread at Search Engine Watch Forums and no one has commented or replied. No other forum has a thread on the book selling deal with Google, that I can find. I still feel it is important to mention here.
Google is to sell some books online, forum discussion at Search Engine Watch Forums.
Update: WebmasterWorld posted a thread just now on the topic.