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Bookshop's 2023 Plans

Ed Nawotka writes the following in “Bookshop.org to Sell E-Books, Publish First Print Title” for Publishers Weekly (PW):

Online bookseller Bookshop.org will begin selling e-books by the [end] of the year. It will also publish its first book, Our Strangers by Lydia Davis, in October.

According to Andy Hunter, founder and CEO of Bookshop.org, the initial rollout of will enable users to buy and read e-books in their web browser. The program will launch in Beta late this year. An e-reader app is also being developed and will be launched sometime thereafter.

‘We are building the platform entirely from scratch,’ said Hunter. ‘We want to give independent bookstores a way to sell e-books and capture those sales that they are losing to Amazon,’ Hunter told PW during an interview at the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute in Seattle.

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