So I decided to blog on this topic because I am an avid book reader and I am training to be a librarian.
Last week I read that The Book Depository, UK business has been sold to Amazon.
A statement reads:
The British company, which is popular in Australia due to its low prices and free shipping, was expected to chalk up sales of £120 million ($180 million) for the fiscal year ending in June, according to industry specialist TheBookseller.com. Last year it had an operating profit of £2.3 million, TheBookseller.com said.
On its website, the company sought to reassure its customers that its service and range would improve after the acquisition by Amazon.
“The Book Depository and Amazon are aligned in wanting to ensure the best possible experience for customers,” the group said. “Working with Amazon we will look to continue to increase our vast selection of great titles and provide even better customer experience.”
“With the support of Amazon, we look forward to continuing our growth and providing an ever-improving service for readers globally,” Book Depository founder Andrew Crawford said.