Kobo Strikes Deal with ABA, Amazon Starts Selling through Other Retailers

Aug 29, 2012

Independent bookstores have long relied on Google to enable ebook sales at mom-and-pop shops, but that's all changing now. Kobo, a Canadian company, has struck a deal with the American Booksellers Association, according to Digital Book World, to sell its e-readers and ebooks through the websites of independent booksellers.

In other ebook news, Amazon told paidContent it will be selling content from its Amazon NY imprint through other retailers. After striking a deal with Ingram, Amazon NY's ebooks will be distributed via Ingram's CoreSource to Amazon competitors like Apple, and Barnes & Noble.

(www.kobo.com, www.amazon.com)