TITLE

IBelieve.com Shuts Down, But Faith In Online Christian Book Market Still Strong

PUB. DATE
October 2000
SOURCE
Book Publishing Report;10/30/2000, Vol. 25 Issue 43, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the closure of iBelieve.com, an electronic commerce effort by Christian bookseller Family Christian Stores. Christian retailers' need to take a slower approach to the Internet and pay attention to the fundamentals; Launch of iBelieve.com in January 2000; Berean Christian Stores' approach to online.
ACCESSION #
3744944

 

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