Thursday, August 30, 2012

Amazon.com, Inc.(NASDAQ:AMZN) Signs Deal With Ingram To Sell E-Books Through Competitors

A publishing division of Amazon.com, Inc.(NASDAQ:AMZN) that is based in New York has entered into a partnership with a book distributor Ingram Content Group. This partnership is expected to play a role in easing out the tension in the e-book industry. According to PaidContent, the deal is supposed to let competitors of Amazon like Barnes & Noble and Apple to sell Amazon titles.

The chief content officer of Ingram Content Group has stated that the company is ready to welcome Amazon’s adult group to its list of publishers, who use the services. This deal does not entail West Coast imprints of Amazon.

The heated affair in between Barnes & Noble, the largest brick and mortar bookseller, and Amazon is known to all. Matter started worsening when Amazon had launched Kindle Fire Tablet and declared exclusive deal with DC comics to sell digital copies of DC’s 100 graphic nobles, solely on the Fire.

As a response to this deal with DC, Barnes & Noble had taken down the physical copies of the titles from its store saying that it will not sell books it did not have digital rights to. Similar action was taken by Books-a-million, another reputed bookseller. Presently, Barnes & Noble has access to a few of Amazon’s titles. No spokesperson from Barnes & Noble has responded to requests made to the company to comment on this deal.

Amazon’s olive branch does not seem likely to make things better for Apple, who has alleged that Amazon was the driving force behind the legal prosecution over price fixing of e-books. Apple has denies all such speculations.

Competitors of Amazon are under no obligation that they have to offer e-books. some of the features titles are Penny Marshall’s ‘My Mother Was Nuts’, Jessica Valenti’s ‘Why Have Kids?’ and Timothy Feriss’ ‘The 4-Hour Chef’. 

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