Google no long sells online ebook download from the Kindle store.
Instead, the search engine no longer offers them to its users.
The move comes in response to a recent spate of online ebook theft by the same people who stole Google’s data.
The latest data suggests that some 1,500 ebooks were stolen from the company’s servers in the first half of the year, with 1,600 of those losses recorded in India alone.
Google, in an internal memo sent to the company staff in March, said that it had been working with Amazon on how to respond to such theft, and had identified the types of books that could be recovered from the cloud.
The company also wrote that it would now provide online book and ebook downloading services to publishers that do not have Google’s cloud service, and it would also work with other digital publishers who want to use the cloud to help with the recovery of their digital content.
Google has previously said that its Cloud Drive storage service would be unavailable to Indian customers starting May 1.
“We want to take advantage of this opportunity to ensure that our customers have the best possible experience when accessing digital content in their countries,” the company wrote in a blog post in March.
However, it is not clear how Google intends to respond if the cloud service is shut down for a long time.
According to Bloomberg, Amazon could also be forced to close its own cloud service if Google does not change its approach.