120Re: [Bookfutures] News: Hachette buys French ebook supplier
- May 7, 2008Mobipocket have an arrangement with about 40 retailers, as they call them. These people can advertise and sell eBooks from the Mobipocket catalogue. On the Mobipocket list of these retailers Numilog are named fourth, Mobipocket themselves being first. These retailers have many different nationalities, not all of them being French. I can see German, Dutch, French, Polish, South African, Scandinavian, Zambian, British and American names on the list.However Numilog also sell ebooks in the Microsoft LIT format, which can also be read on an iPaq, though I am not sure if it can be read on mobile phones, as the PRC format used by Mobipocket can.SeeBest regards to all involved with eBooks,Nick Hodson, London, England, UK----- Original Message -----From: Kent S. Larsen IISent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 1:43 PMSubject: [Bookfutures] News: Hachette buys French ebook supplier
Anyone know much about Numilog?
From today's Publishers Lunch:
Hachette Livre has agreed on terms to purchase Numilog, the top online
catalogue of French language books and the main delivery system of
multi-format e-books in France. The company calls it "an important step in
[their] digital strategy. With Numilog, Hachette Livre takes on an
infrastructure that will enable it to distribute books published by its own
imprints as well as by third-party publishers in a variety of digital
formats, with each content provider retaining control of its files."
CEO Arnaud Nourry adds, "Numilog's know-how, as a leader on the French
market, will be an important asset for Hachette Livre with respect to key
links of the digital value chain: conversion, storage, protection,
distribution and billing. We will offer bookstores showing interest an
opportunity to set up their own platform."
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