paidContent: “Exclusive: Amazon NY signs deal to sell its ebooks through other retailers”
When I was a bookstore manager, we used Ingram as one of our sources. Through the Ingram Content Group, they also now distribute e-books to major sites, reportedly including Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo.
Now, paidContent, in this
reports that Amazon and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s
has signed a deal with Ingram, which includes e-books.
Let me stop here and recommend that you read the article.
Now, let’s talk a bit about what this could mean. It may mean that Barnes & Noble will carry e-books essentially published by Amazon…for the NOOK.
That could also mean that B&N would carry the paperbooks (they’ve been reluctant to carry books when they can’t carry all the formats) in the stores…which would in turn motivate other brick-and-mortars to carry them.
If this is all true, it’s a blow for traditional publishers. Amazon is increasingly showing them that the Seattle-based e-tailer is less dependent on them.
It will be interesting to see how this one plays out…
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.