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The American Booksellers Association in partnership with Kobo to sell e-books and e-readers
Aug 29 2012
As had long been rumored, the American Booksellers Association (which represents nearly 2000 independent bookstores in the USA) announced today that it is partnering with Kobo to give member stores an opportunity to sell e-books and, for the first time, e-reading devices. The agreement replaces one with Google, which was to have ended in January 2013.
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