Small Bookstores In Austraila Have New Way To Sell eBooks

Independent bookstores are embracing eBooks in Australia. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, there is a new software that is allowing smaller independent bookstore to sell eBooks. And it’s not Google.

The SMH reports: “The technology, developed by Melbourne company Inventive Labs, allows readers to buy their digital editions and read them on any device that has a web browser. The Readings store is initially offering titles from smaller publishers but negotiations to stock editions from larger ones and multinationals are under way.”

Not only does this help smaller bookstores compete, it also helps readers who don’t want to be tied to one device. SMH has more: “Large bookchains such as Angus & Robertson and Dymocks already sell ebooks for specific reading devices. Readings managing director Mark Rubbo says his new store is a way of giving independent booksellers and publishers a presence in the new environment. ‘’Eventually it will be available to other booksellers to recreate in a digital space the bricks and mortar bookshop. Instead of being locked into (ebook brands) Amazon or Kobo, readers will have some choice.’”