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Google to end its ebooks reseller program worldwide
Apr 05 2012
Google has informed the American Booksellers Association and Powell's Books that it will end its Google eBooks reseller program worldwide. A few weeks ago it had seemed as if independent booksellers were getting a reprieve when Google reinstated some affiliate stores that had low sales. But in yet another sign of industry consolidation, Google plans to cancel its reseller program entirely from late January 2013 and will start selling e-books solely through its recently launched Google Play.
U.S. ebook sales up in 2012, but rate of growth is slowing(May 16 2013) In 2012, trade book sales (i.e. non academic book sales) rose 6.9%, to $15.049 billion, and e-book sales continued to grow, although the rate of growth...