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Who exactly owns aNobii?
August 7, 2014 | 4:25 pm

sainsburys_logoThe Bookseller reported that UK department store chain Sainsbury's has bought out its publisher partners HarperCollins and Penguin Random House in aNobii, the book-focused social media platform originally launched by Greg Sung in Hong Kong in 2006, and has raised the 64 percent stake it bought from HMV for £1 in June 2012 to 100 percent. The aNobii website itself is headed up by a press announcement from Italian publisher Mondadori which reads "Mondadori buys aNobii." According to this, Mondadori has taken over "Anobii Ltd. the brand and the assets of the social reading service which has a million users around the world and over 300,000 in...

Sainsbury’s sets sail with Captain Phillips film tie-in ebook offer
February 13, 2014 | 10:25 am

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's, already pushing itself up the ebook and digital entertainment sales leagues, has launched a new promo to link what are now two forms of digital media - films and ebooks. In a strictly limited-time promotion, Sainsbury's Entertainment is offering a free ebook copy of A Captain's Duty by Richard Phillips (with Stephan Talty) for anyone who pays for a video-on-demand copy of the new Tom Hanks movie Captain Phillips, its film tie-in. Sainsbury's claims this to be the world's first tie-in between video-on-demand and ebook editions of a media property, though I wouldn't be surprised to...

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...

Amazon in supermarket discount wars with Sainsbury’s in UK
October 8, 2013 | 2:47 pm

Amazon UK has gone head to head with Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd. in a price-cutting struggle triggered by the British high street supermarket chain's push to grab readers for its eBooks by Sainsbury's platform. Running through October, the "99 titles for 99p!" promotion brings "a wide range of eBooks from bestselling authors for only 99p [$1.60]." Some titles are offered at the discount price for one day only; others are on offer for the entire month. The eBooks by Sainsbury's service offers "ebooks protected with Adobe Digital Rights Management," accessible through both dedicated Android and iOS apps, as well as via Adobe...

Acer Iconia B1 7-Inch Tablet Already Available In The UK for £99
January 30, 2013 | 11:37 am

  By Adrian Diaconescu Now that was fast. Acer unveiled the Iconia B1 tablet a few weeks ago at CES and said it’ll go on sale “soon,” which usually means anything but that, but the 7-incher is in fact up for grabs already. Well, it’s only available in the UK for now, but you know what they say – today in England, tomorrow all around the world. As expected, the tab’s number one selling point is the pricing. Tech-savvy blokes in GB looking to save up a buck before Valentine’s are therefore only asked to shell out £99 ($156). That’ll get you a surprisingly snappy slate with...