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Alibris Business Partnerships Set Record in 2009

Online marketplace for independent sellers of new and used books, music, and movies adds more new sales partnerships than in any previous year

EMERYVILLE, CA—January 26, 2010—Alibris announced today that 2009 was a banner year for the book, music, and movie marketplace, which established a record number of new business partnerships by the end of this year. Key to expanding its reach to buyers everywhere and growing sales for its independent sellers, Alibris's business partnerships are thriving.

The eight new business partnerships launched by Alibris in 2009 bring the total partner count to 16 and confirm its place as the premier marketplace for sellers of new, used, and out-of-print books, music items, and movies, and the world's most advanced online media marketplace provider. With longtime partnerships with Barnes & Noble, Borders, Chapters Indigo, and many other brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce sites, and with ongoing successful efforts to establish new partnerships, Alibris strengthens its position as the marketplace for independent sellers who seek consistent sales growth.

In 2009, Alibris established promising business partnerships with the following businesses:

  • Akademos
  • Better World Books
  • BookRenter
  • Chegg
  • Coutts
  • eBay
  • Waterstone's

“At Alibris, we are always striving to open up new markets and drive more sales for our independent sellers,” said Brian Elliott, Alibris president and CEO. “New business partnerships are mutually empowering—for our sellers and our business partners.” Elliott explained that the business-to-business team at Alibris enables retailers to provide their loyal customers with the global selection and the low-priced used books, DVDs, and CDs offered by Alibris's independent sellers. “We're thrilled to have such a banner B2B year under our belts, and we're confident that these new partnerships are going to deliver great results for us, our partners, and our independent sellers in the years to come.”

With the future in mind, Alibris is already working on more new partnerships. The book, music, and movie marketplace expects to announce three or four additional partnerships in the first quarter of 2010 alone, and looks forward to besting their record for new sales partnerships by the end of the year.

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Alibris is the premier online marketplace for independent sellers of new and used books, music, and movies, as well as rare and out-of-print titles.Read more about us.

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