Waterstones to stop selling e-books

23 May 2016
Waterstones to stop selling e-books

Waterstones have announced that they are going to stop selling digital books, instead, diverting everyone who is looking for an e-book toward digital book specialist Kobo.

The boss at the largest book seller on the UK high street, James Daunt, said that Kobo provides "an excellence of service we ourselves are unable to match".

Of course, Waterstones decided that they were stopping the sale of Kindles in their stores last October. They're withdrawing for digital sales, in the hope that there's a big enough appetite for analogue books.

So, on 14th June, Waterstones are going to start informing their customers by email, about how to transfer their e-book libraries over to Kobo.

Michael Tamblyn, chief executive of Kobo, said: "We are pleased to be working with Waterstones, where we can help a great print retailer by supporting their customers who also love to read digitally."

TOPICS:   High Street News

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