Google Play is celebrating its first birthday today and as part of the festivities, the company  is offering free content and sales on digital content. Promotions include 10 percent off of bookings in the Hotels.com app, a free download of the Velvet Underground song “Sweet Jane” and a free download of the eBook A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice.

Here is more from the Google blog: “Since the best parties are the ones that send you home with a present, today we celebrate our birthday with a festive goodie bag full of gifts. Don’t delay in picking up these limited-time offers. Continue the celebration all week with even more special deals on musicmoviesbooksmagazines and TV along with exclusive gaming gifts. It’s been an incredible first year and we look forward to sharing the gift of digital diversions for many more to come.”

Google has been selling digital content for more than a year. Remember the Google eBookstore that launched in 2010?