CI Company Information Press RoomContact -
Company ProfileCareers
Press Room -

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 Marketplace programmes.

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 deals."

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 and Germany."

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.

About AbeBooks
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.

-end-

Contacts
Richard Davies, PR & Publicity Mgr., AbeBooks.com
Ph: 250-412-3238
rdavies@abebooks.com

Lisa Ramshaw, Amazon UK Communications
Tel: (+44) 020 8636 9295 E: lramshaw@amazon.com

Press Kit
Press Release
In The News
Awards
AbeBooks Contact


Richard Davies
PR & Publicity Manager
media@abebooks.com
(Media inquiries only. For general questions please contact Customer Support.)

AbeBooks
#4 - 410 Garbally Rd.
Victoria, BC
Canada
V8T 2K1
http://www.abebooks.com