ABEBOOKS.COM OFFERS INVENTORY THROUGH HALF.COM
18th July 2001
(Victoria, BC) - AbeBooks.com, the world's leading source
for out-of-print and hard-to-find books, today announced it has
signed an agreement with eBay's Half.com. Through the agreement,
abebooks.com will distribute inventory from its participating
affiliated dealers on Half.com, under the name of abebooks.
With over 29 million books and a network of 8400-plus dealers,
abebooks.com expects to launch its reseller program near the end
of this month.
"We are excited to bring abebooks.com's extensive network
of booksellers to Half.com," said Chris Fralic, Vice President
of business development for Half.com. "The addition of this
powerful partner will significantly expand our product listings
making it even easier for shoppers to find the books they want
at great prices."
"This is a great opportunity for our dealers to significantly
increase their exposure and sales through a well-known source,"
says Brent James, CEO of abebooks.com. "We are looking forward
to a bright future working with Half.com."
AbeBooks is the world's largest book site, listing over 35 million
books. With offices in Canada and Germany, abebooks provides independent
booksellers with business support, technological infrastructure
and international marketing, enabling booksellers of any size
to compete on an equal footing with book superstores. Through
its acquisition of Germany's JustBooks, now abebooks Europe, the
company now serves over 10,000 member booksellers worldwide via
web sites in English, German, and French. AbeBooks was launched
on the Internet in May of 1996 and offers consumers the most complete
collection of rare, used, and out-of-print books available anywhere.
Richard Davies, PR & Publicity Mgr., AbeBooks.com