ABEBOOKS JOINS WITH AMAZON TO PLACE MILLIONS OF SECONDHAND BOOKS
ON AMAZON.CO.UK AND AMAZON.DE
AbeBooks, the world's largest online used book marketplace, makes
inventory available to Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de customers.
10th October, 2002
(Frankfurt, GERMANY) - AbeBooks today announced at the Frankfurt
Bookfair that they are joining the Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de
The initiative involves making the millions of books listed on
AbeBooks' sites available to customers in the UK and Germany through
Amazon's Marketplace program. (Marketplace enables third party
sellers to list inventory on Amazon, and has been active on Amazon's
UK and German sites since March 2002.)
Under the new arrangement, AbeBooks' inventory will be available
to millions of book buyers worldwide on Amazon's e-commerce platform,
significantly expanding the selection of used books available
to Amazon customers.
Commenting on the significance of this announcement, Robin Terrell,
managing director of Amazon.co.uk notes: "Amazon Marketplace
makes finding and buying new and secondhand books easier than
ever. And the added selection of millions of titles from AbeBooks
makes it the ideal destination for customers looking for great
AbeBooks will offer the option to list books through Amazon Marketplace
to the thousands of booksellers in the UK and Europe who currently
list their secondhand, rare and out-of-print books on AbeBooks'
sites. This new arrangement will bring these books to wider markets
of online bookbuyers. Brent James, chief executive officer of
AbeBooks, explains: "AbeBooks exists to help our booksellers
sell their books. This new option enhances our ability to do that.
We're happy to offer this choice to our booksellers in the UK
This new arrangement expands AbeBooks' relationship with Amazon
in a global direction: AbeBooks first offered this option to its
North American booksellers in August 2002. Booksellers who have
joined the optional programme report increased sales since their
books began appearing on Amazon.com.
AbeBooks is the world's largest online marketplace for secondhand,
rare, and out-of-print books. AbeBooks connects those who buy
books with those who sell books, to provide an abundant selection
at affordable prices.
Bookbuyers love the variety and selection of 40 million books,
offered by 10,000 booksellers who list on AbeBooks. Readers find
bestsellers, collectors find antiquarian books, students find
textbooks, and treasure hunters find books they've been seeking
forever. Booksellers love AbeBooks for providing the tools to
help them succeed online.
AbeBooks is a global company with sites dedicated to buyers in
North America (AbeBooks.com), Germany (AbeBooks.de), France (AbeBooks.fr),
and the UK (AbeBooks.co.uk launched on August 19, 2002). These
domestic sites serve specific countries while making unique book
inventories available to all. Through strategic partnerships AbeBooks
has become the most important virtual supplier of used books while
expanding selling avenues for booksellers. AbeBooks strives to
be the world's best book source where book buyers and sellers
find books they want at prices they love.
Richard Davies, PR & Publicity Mgr., AbeBooks.com
Lisa Ramshaw, Amazon UK Communications
Tel: (+44) 020 8636 9295 E: firstname.lastname@example.org