Academic book retailer Blackwell has announced the launch of a new new online eBook store boasting over 45,000 titles available for customers to download directly to their eBook reader or to view on their computer.
The new is the result of a partnership between the retailer and Gardners who will provide the ‘digital warehouse’ needed to ensure the file formats available cover all major eBook readers currently available including Adobe pdf & epub versions.
Bob Jackson, commercial director at Gardners said, “We’re pleased to be working with Blackwell.co.uk and their team. With 45,000 titles available today and UK publishers increasingly creating digital books alongside their physical books the range of books available will grow considerably and quickly”.
To help drive take up, Blackwell stores will also be offering the Endless Ideas manufactured BeBook eBook reader.
Kamiel Keeris Managing Director for Bebook said, “The presence of Bebook ereaders in the Blackwell stores offers exceptional visibility to the Bebook throughout the UK and marks a significant first step in the presence of the product on the consumer mass market.”
Jessica Armishaw Head of Online for Blackwell said “We’re excited to be able to offer our customers the ability to buy eBooks from blackwell.co.uk. Academic publishers have been quick to embrace this new technology and as such the number of academic titles available for customers is impressive and perfectly compliments our instore and online offer. While the number of trade titles is growing daily we expect our eBooks sales to grow significantly over the coming months.”