BooksOnBoard Congratulates Stanza Developers On Acquisition By Amazon
BooksOnBoard, the largest independent eBook retailer and the first ebookstore to offer books for sale on Stanza, congratulates Lexcycle (the developer of Stanza) on their acquisition by Amazon yesterday.
"We are very happy for the team at Lexcycle and appreciate the endorsement of our eBook commerce solution by Amazon,” says Bob LiVolsi, CEO of BooksOnBoard. “As a leading innovator among ebookstores and the first ebookstore to offer books for sale on Stanza, we’ve partnered aggressively with Lexcycle and watched them build their iPhone app and its value over the last year. We are delighted for them and look forward to working with them on further innovation.”
The acquisition by Amazon is indicative of the growing interest in eBooks and alternative platforms for reading eBooks. While sales of more traditional eBook Readers continue to be strong, eBook sales for Smartphones such as the iPhone and BlackBerry are growing rapidly. In February, BooksOnBoard launched the revolutionary, Qik Clik (TM) checkout and download process for the iPhone, using the Stanza application.
“Qik Clik offers the fastest route to the download of a purchased eBook on the iPhone,” adds LiVolsi. “That quickly made our site the top ebookstore on Stanza. The Amazon acquisition validates both Stanza’s efforts and our own.”
Stanza is available from the iTunes App Store for free. Readers with iPhones and iPod Touch’s can visit http://www.booksonboard.com on the iPhone to purchase titles for download to Stanza. To learn more, please visit http://www.booksonboard.com/index.php?F=iPhone_ebooks
BooksOnBoard (www.booksonboard.com) is the largest independent online retailer of eBooks, downloadable audio books, Sony PRS-505 eBook Readers, Sony PRS-700 eBook Readers, and Cybook eBook Readers. Known for strong customer support and aggressive prices, BooksOnBoard has the largest eBook catalog online with over 300,000 titles. BooksOnBoard also offers a mobile site for the iPhone; directions on how to download to your iPhone or iPod Touch are available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le2-qEWfaGY. For the latest from BooksOnBoard, subscribe to the RSS feed: http://www.booksonboard.com
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