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eBooks Go Live at

Independent Bookstore Websites Acquire Innovative Technology

Tarrytown, NY - May 18, 2007 has officially gone digital! eBooks are now available for download through more than 200 powered websites. Ingram Digital Ventures will fulfill eBook orders in three formats -- Palm OS, Adobe, and Microsoft Reader -- and is making several thousand titles available at launch.

"As the world moves inexorably toward its digital future, said Len Vlahos, director, "we're very pleased to provide functionality that enables stores using the engine to participate. This is an important first step for us, but by no means the last. We look forward to continuing to build out the suite of tools to take full advantage of new technologies."

This emerging technology is downloadable to a consumer's computer, or to a handheld device such as a Palm Pilot. Once purchased, the eBook will be available immediately for download through the My Account button on the bookstore website. Customers are limited to four downloads per eBook.

Booksellers should direct questions to the customer service staff at

About American Booksellers Association

Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a not-for-profit trade organization devoted to meeting the needs of its core members- independently owned bookstores with storefront locations-through education, information dissemination, business products and services, and advocacy. ABA exists to protect and promote the interests of retail book businesses, as well as to protect the First Amendment rights of every American, and it actively supports free speech, literacy, and programs that encourage reading. A board of nine booksellers, representing thousands of members, governs the Association. ABA is headquartered in Tarrytown, New York.

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American Booksellers Association

Meg Smith
phone: (914) 591-2665 x 6641


About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.




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