Book publisher and retailer Blackwell has announced the launch of its new online eBook store. The store will open with over 45,000 titles available for customers to download directly to their eBook reader or to view on their computer.

The file formats available claim to cover all major eBook readers currently available including Adobe PDF and ePUB versions. In addition, Blackwell has announced a partnership with Endless Ideas to offer the BeBook One in the UK from the beginning of August

"We're excited to be able to offer our customers the ability to buy eBooks from", Jessica Armishaw, the head of online for Blackwell, said.

"Academic publishers have been quick to embrace this new technology and as such the number of academic titles available for customers is impressive and perfectly compliments our instore and online offer. While the number of trade titles is growing daily we expect our eBooks sales to grow significantly over the coming months".