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UK’s Sainsbury’s goes ebooks only online
January 7, 2014 | 2:21 pm

sainsbury'sAs reported in The Bookseller and France's ActuaLitté, UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's Supermarkets will stop taking orders for printed books online and move to ebooks only by the end of February 2014. Sainsbury's will still continue to sell books as well as other media through its bricks-and-mortar stores, but will only use its eBooks by Sainsbury's website as an online platform for book sales. Sainsbury's already sees ebooks as a serious enough business to position eBooks by Sainsbury's as a direct rival to Amazon's Kindle Store in the UK. Evidently, it also has pulled back from rivalry with Amazon in the online print bookselling...

An Open Letter to E-Book Retailers: Let’s have a return to common sense
October 26, 2012 | 9:45 am

Dear E-Book Retailers: I've read so many wacky news stories this week that my head is spinning. There was the Random House thing—the idea that a publisher actually had to explain to its paying customers whether they owned their bought books or not just boggles my mind. Then there was the Norwegian lady who had all her books deleted, then un-deleted, by Amazon. And the assertion by a Kobo tech support person that accounts belong not to households but the one sole individual whose name is on the credit card ... Please, can we have a return to common sense sometime soon? I am...