Deutsche Telekom To Enter the E-book Business

In German Buch News by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The Financial Times Deutschland reported yesterday that among other new services, Deutsche Telekom will launch an e-book distribution platform in the coming weeks. FTD interviewed Edward Kozel, the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Deutsche Telekom. Kozel did not directly comment on an e-book platform, but he did say, “We are speaking with content providers about selling …

Are Specialty E-bookstores the Way Forward for E-books?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the partnership between Ciando.de, Germany’s leading e-bookstore, and Deutsche Telekom, Germany’s leading telecoms company, for the launch of BooksOn.de — a new e-bookstore that incorporates many of Ciando’s 35,000 titles, but under new branding. Ciando’s CEO Dr. Werner-Christian Guggemos says it’s all about the target audience: “BooksOn clearly addresses a younger audience. When …

Deutsche Telekom/Ciando Partnership Says “Game On” to German E-book Market

In Europe by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary It’s “game on” — or is that “books on” — in Germany when it comes to the e-book market. Sensing an opportunity to broaden its customer base given last year’s marked increase in e-book sales, German e-book retailer Ciando.de has teamed up with German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom to launch a second e-book platform called BooksOn.de. The …