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New Alibris Program Encourages Book Buyers to Sell Books Online

"Alibris Basic" program opens the largest online bookselling sales network to book lovers, students, publishers, and collectors

EMERYVILLE, CA—May 24, 2007—Alibris, the premiere online destination for new and used books, extended its reputation as the top online exchange for independent booksellers by launching " Alibris Basic." An industry-leading program designed for small and moderate booksellers, the Alibris Basic program makes online bookselling affordable and accessible, enabling anyone to sell their new and used books, used textbooks, as well as their rare and out-of-print books, across Alibris's unparalleled network of sales channels. Through one convenient inventory upload, students and bibliophiles can list their books for sale in many locations around the world, including the following:

  • The Alibris Web sites ( and
  • Thousands of academic and public libraries
  • Business partners like Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Borders, and Chapters/Indigo

"We spent many years refining industry-leading capabilities for our professional booksellers, and we are delighted to offer these to smaller sellers, publishers, and readers with books to sell," said Marty Manley, Chairman and CEO of Alibris. "These books will, in turn, increase the quality and depth of selection that we can offer to our customers and business partners."

In the worldwide marketplace of bookselling, the benefits of Alibris Basic are also global. The program gives avid readers and students a lucrative, promising opportunity to recoup their book-buying dollars while recycling their unwanted stocks of books. Because reselling is recycling, Alibris Basic helps sellers earn money while contributing to a healthier environment.

Alibris knows from years of experience that one reader's castoffs are another reader's gems. When individuals open the boxes of books in their garages and attics to the millions of book buyers who shop Alibris, they turn their previously buried books into someone else's literary treasures. Signing up as an online bookseller in the Alibris Basic program is a quick and profitable way to connect used books to new readers.

Alibris Basic offers the following benefits to its registered sellers:

  • Access to million of buyers all in one place from around the globe
  • Free and easy use of seller software and tools
    • Inventory management tool for listing books that match our catalog of more than 10 million titles
    • Pricing tools to ensure that books are competitively priced—and stay that way
    • Integrated, easy-to-use Seller Hub for managing orders, packslips, payments, and inventory
    • International shipping services
  • Low risk
    • Fees for Alibris Basic are tied to sales after an initial subscription charge.
    • Credit card transactions are processed at no additional charge, and Alibris provides fraud protection.
    • Dedicated client services help sellers get started and grow their sales.

To learn more about Alibris Basic, go to

About Alibris
Alibris is the premiere online destination for new and used books, as well as rare and out-of-print books. We connect people who love books, music, and movies to the best independent sellers from 45 countries around the world. Our proprietary technology and advanced logistics allow us to offer over 70 million used, new, and out-of-print books to consumers, libraries, and retailers, which include, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Borders, and Chapters/Indigo. Founded in 1998 and acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners in 2006, Deloitte named Alibris a "Fast 50" and a " Technology Fast 500" growth business in 2005. Alibris is a registered trademark.

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