Christian Retailers Challenge Amazon, B&N.com For Internet Book Sales
- New Family Christian Web Site To Debut This Fall. Winston, Kimberly // Publishers Weekly;8/2/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 31, p11
Reports on the plans announced by Family Christian Stores for an Internet venture at the Christian Booksellers Association International Convention in Orlando, Florida. Description of the site; Amount to be invested by the company in the site; Sales of Family in the fiscal year ended January...
- B&N.com inks pact with CompuServe. // Publishers Weekly;11/3/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 45, p17
Reports that in the fall of 1997 BarnesandNoble.com became the exclusive bookseller in the United States and Canada for CSi, CompuServe's proprietary online service, and C from CompuServe. Details.
- Online bookstores: Progress in web selling. Stander, Bella // Publishers Weekly;6/10/1996, Vol. 243 Issue 24, p30
Discusses how some entrepreneurs are selling books on the Internet and looks at how they are faring. Companies, such as Amazon.com boasting an online-searchable catalogue of one million titles; Founder of the company Jeff Bezos; Other companies such as Book Stacks Unlimited, founded by Charles...
- One for the books. McGarvey, Robert // Entrepreneur;May97, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p30
Reports on the attractions of Amazon Books, a bookstore on the World Wide Web.
- Online booksellers enthusiastic over holiday sales. Bernstein, Elizabeth // Publishers Weekly;1/20/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 3, p273
Discusses online bookselling. Online sales compared to bookstore sales; The success of sites like Read USA, Amazon.com and Book Stacks; Comments from Barbara Frerichs of Read USA, Jennifer Cast of Amazon.com and Charles Stack of Book Stacks; BookZone, an online representative for publishers;...
- Online. // U.S. News & World Report;5/13/96, Vol. 120 Issue 19, p95
Mentions an online database from BookWire that can be used to find information about upcoming author book signings, readings and media appearances. Contact point.
- Read USA opens two bookstores on AOL. Bernstein, Elizabeth // Publishers Weekly;1/27/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 4, p27
Reports on the two sites on America Online (AOL) that have begun selling books, with the help of Read USA Mailorder, the online bookseller. Launch in November 1996 by NetNoir of an Afrocentric bookstore; Launch by Better Health Bookstore of Health ResponsAbility Systems; Specifics of the sites.
- BookWire puts on a new Web face. // Publishers Weekly;11/10/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 46, p14
Reports that BookWire, the information Web site for the book industry, has redesigned its look. The design as organizing the BookWire front page in a clear newspaper-like format; The site's launch of Flap, a daily column by guest writers about insider publishing news.
- French book database is first to go online. Lottman, Herbert R. // Publishers Weekly;11/10/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 46, p15
Reports the decision of the French book trade to go online. Number of titles that are listed on the Electre Web site as of November 1997; Availability of the tool; Electre as the bibliographical arm of book-trade institution, the Cercle de la Librairie.