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Alibris and Bookbyte Join Forces to Offer Textbooks, and Better Prices, to Students

Alibris leverages their e-commerce integration framework to help Bookbyte provide more new and used textbooks to college students

EMERYVILLE, CA—August 23, 2010— Alibris, the world's most advanced online media marketplace provider for sellers of new and used books, and a leader in online sales for used college textbooks, have recently completed an integration project that enables Bookbyte to give shoppers access to 100 million items—including new and used textbooks—offered for sale by the Alibris network of independent sellers.

"Bookbyte is constantly looking for ways to ensure that students get the best deals on the textbooks they need for school. We are pleased to partner with Alibris on this ambitious initiative; we believe that the outcome of this arrangement will benefit our students in the best way possible, with lower costs on more available titles," said Andres Montgomery, chief strategy officer for Bookbyte.

The Bookbyte integration was completed using the Alibris E-commerce Integration Framework, a standardized XML-based technology that allows partners to access the Alibris seller network in highly flexible and scalable ways. The Alibris E-commerce Integration Framework allows partners to control the brand and customer experience, and therefore provides the partner's customers with a seamless website shopping experience, including integrated search, cart, and checkout processes.

"We're excited to partner with Bookbyte to help them provide more affordably priced textbooks to their student customers. Bookbyte and Alibris have teamed up in a way that will prove valuable to both students and parents," said Alibris CEO Brian Elliott.

The partnership highlights the Alibris commitment to providing its network of sellers with access to the broadest base of buyers worldwide.

About Alibris
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. We're also the world's most advanced online media marketplace provider. Read more about us.

About Bookbyte
Bookbyte, a trusted e-commerce pioneer, offers college students affordable textbooks with multiple options to acquire books based on their needs. Our goal is to help students find the economical way to reach their educational goals. Read more about us.

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