ABEBOOKS SIGNS CO-SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH MINNESOTA AGREEMENT
WITH MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO'S THE WRITER'S ALMANAC®
29th November, 2001
(Victoria, BC) - AbeBooks, the worlds leading source for
out-of-print and hard-to-find books, has signed a two-year co-sponsorship
agreement with Minnesota Public Radios The Writers
The literary show, hosted by renowned personality Garrison Keillor,
has entertained one million listeners with a daily dose of poetry
and history, since 1994.
Were very pleased to have negotiated this kind of
exposure, said abebooks CEO Brent James. The recognized
voice of Garrison Keillor is a fantastic advocate for our company,
making The Writers Almanac® a very good fit for us.
While abebooks online inventory features over 30 million
books, James says the company is taking strides to promote rare
titles, first editions and signed classics. The Writers
Almanac® listeners are the perfect audience for our service,
The abebooks co-sponsorship can be heard three-to-four times
a week on 300+ stations throughout the United States. Listeners
enjoy The Writers Almanac® in such markets as New York, San
Francisco, Houston, Detroit, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta,
San Diego, Indianapolis and Seattle.
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