Who exactly owns aNobii?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Bookseller reported that UK department store chain Sainsbury’s has bought out its publisher partners HarperCollins and Penguin Random House in aNobii, the book-focused social media platform originally launched by Greg Sung in Hong Kong in 2006, and has raised the 64 percent stake it [ on]

Sainsbury’s sets sail with Captain Phillips film tie-in ebook offer

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, already pushing itself up the ebook and digital entertainment sales leagues, has launched a new promo to link what are now two forms of digital media – films and ebooks. In a strictly limited-time promotion, Sainsbury’s Entertainment is offering a [ on]

UK’s Sainsbury’s goes ebooks only online

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

As reported in The Bookseller and France’s ActuaLitté, UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s Supermarkets will stop taking orders for printed books online and move to ebooks only by the end of February 2014. Sainsbury’s will still continue to sell books as well as other media through [ on]

Amazon in supermarket discount wars with Sainsbury's in UK

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon UK has gone head to head with Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd. in a price-cutting struggle triggered by the British high street supermarket chain’s push to grab readers for its eBooks by Sainsbury’s platform. Running through October, the “99 titles for 99p!” [ on]

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