ABA IndieCommerce Launches E-Book Functionality [5]

ABA member stores with IndieCommerce websites on the Drupal platform now have the ability to sell more than 220,000 e-books in several formats, including Adobe, Palm, and Microsoft. The new functionality allows consumers to purchase e-books and to have those books downloaded from store sites to consumers' computers and/or handheld devices.

"We're pleased to be able to offer IndieCommerce stores a way to take advantage of the burgeoning e-book market," said ABA IndieCommerce Director Ricky Leung. "Most experts agree that the prevalence and popularity of digital media among consumers -- especially younger people -- will continue to grow. We believe that our new e-book functionality will help drive sales to ABA member stores and will be a great complement to the bookstore's traditional inventory."

In the coming weeks, ABA IndieCommerce will be providing additional functionality for e-books. At present, searches will return physical books with a tab to search for e-book versions. There is also a new block to search for e-books directly.

Supported devices include Adobe Digital Editions Readers [6], Microsoft Readers [7], and Palm eReaders [8], including the iPhone.

Booksellers with questions about the new e-book functionality can contact IndieCommerce at staff@bookweb.org [9].