Well, it looks like Google will be kicking off its forthcoming Google Editions
e-book service on a high note -- Japan Today
is reporting that the company has managed to score the backing of "almost all" publishers in the United States. That apparently brings the total number of publishers and authors on board to over 25,000, and the total number of books set to be available to somewhere in the neighborhood of two million -- or over four million if you include the public domain books that Google already makes available for free. As far as we can tell, however, Google itself still isn't saying any more on the matter publicly than it did last week
, when it confirmed that the service would be launching in late June or July.