Libri.Connect brings E-books to Bricks-and-Mortar Stores

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary


German wholesaler Libri has come up with a solution for purchasing e-books in traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores. With the Libri.Digital model, customers can search for and order a title in-store using Libri.Connect software specifically created for this purpose. They can then purchase the e-book directly at the register and receive a download link via e-mail. According to buchreport, Libri currently has around 32,000 titles available digitally.

Libreka, the online book search database and retailer run by the Marketing- und Verlagsservice des Buchhandels, introduced its own model three months ago, which involves downloading and saving the file (i.e. to a USB stick) in the shop itself.

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Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary is a literary agent, translator and writer based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) and at the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International.