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Alibris and Google Partner to Offer Google eBooks™, Increasing Easy and Instant Access to Books Online

Alibris one of the first online retailers to offer Google eBooks

EMERYVILLE, CA—December 6, 2010— Alibris, a division of Monsoon Commerce Solutions and the world's most advanced online media marketplace provider for sellers of new and used books, textbooks, music, and movies, announced today that it has partnered with Google to enable the sale of electronic books to buyers on Alibris (www.alibris.com).

"We are always looking for ways to ensure that we provide our customers with the latest and greatest that the book world has to offer," said Jeanie Bunker, general manager for Alibris Retail. "With this partnership, our customers will find hundreds of thousands of titles of Google eBooks in all genres, from bestsellers and classics, to the quirky and hard-to-find."

Google eBooks are:

  • Available easily and instantly on Alibris: Alibris built an entirely new Google eBooks Web Store. Customers can read Google eBooks within moments after buying them from Alibris.
  • Highly accessible: Users can read their Google eBooks on a myriad of devices, from smartphones and electronic readers, to any computer with an up-to-date Web browser. Because Google eBooks are kept on the cloud (i.e. Google's servers), users can switch to a new reading device and access their entire ebook library just by signing into their Alibris account.
  • Flexible and convenient: Readers of Google eBooks can pick up reading where they left off, on the same or a different device. In addition, Google eBooks can go with you anywhere, with an entire library of ebooks carried in the palm of your hand and available through your account on Alibris.

"Offering Google eBooks on Alibris.com is part of our effort to bring greater choice and access to the ebooks experience through partnership, providing the kind of retail diversity that customers want," said Tom Turvey, director, strategic partnerships, Google Books.

"This partnership with Google highlights our commitment to providing Alibris buyers with the best book selection available. We're excited to be part of the Google eBooks retailer network, and we are working now on future programs that expand our services to our base of sellers and retail partners," concluded Brian Elliott, CEO of Monsoon Commerce Solutions.

About Alibris and Monsoon Commerce Solutions

Alibris is the retail division of Monsoon Commerce Solutions. Alibris.com is the premier online marketplace for independent sellers of new and used books, textbooks, music, and movies, as well as rare and out-of-print titles.

Monsoon Commerce Solutions helps online sellers and retailers grow their sales through online marketplaces. The company offers the industry's most advanced—and most successful—selling solutions and tools for retailers and merchants. Learn more at www.monsooncommerce.com.

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