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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/4/18 8:07 AM 
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Walmart Makes a Late Entry Into the E-Book Market

 
Walmart is making a circuitous and belated push into the digital book market, teaming up with a Japanese company to sell e-books and audiobooks. The deal with Rakuten, an e-commerce giant based in Japan, will allow Walmart to start selling digital books on its website for the first time later this year.

 
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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/4/18 8:09 AM 
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Walmart and Rakuten partner on grocery delivery in Japan, Kobo e ...

 
(E-books will arrive first, followed by audiobooks.) Walmart will also sell digital book cards in stores, as well as Kobo's e-readers. Kobo is the second-largest e-reader manufacturer worldwide, but never became a household name here in the U.S. However, the company has been fairly innovative with its ...

 

 
From: Tedster (MARCIASC)2/8/18 3:43 PM 
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Interesting that Walmart will be selling e-books soon.  The article also mentioned that e-books sales have been down.  Maybe that's because the publisher, setting the prices, decided to make them much higher than in the beginning.


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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/9/18 7:01 AM 
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You're probably right!  It surprises me to see the same books at varied prices depending on where you're shopping.  I'm pretty happy with Amazon for ebooks.  Barnes & Noble / Kobo are usually much higher in price. 

I really wish someone could come up with a reader that ANY ebook would be compatible with. 

 

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