Microsoft is planning to open its own bookstore, according to leaked screenshots of an upcoming Windows Store update. Launching with the Windows 10 Creators Update, users will be able to purchase e-books directly from Windows.
Users can already purchase apps, games, movies, TV and music from the Windows Store. Microsoft’s competitors, Apple iTunes and Google Play, already offer e-books. The enhanced storefront will support the purchase all kinds of content from a single location.
Screenshots revealed by MSPoweruser show the store is ready to roll and will offer staff picks as well as featured books and new releases. It isn’t yet clear whether Microsoft is developing a standalone e-book reader to accompany the store. The company is building e-book support into its Microsoft Edge web browser though, letting you read and mark-up EPUB books.