Waterstones in talks to buy Blinkbox books

Waterstones is in exclusive talks to buy Blinkbox books, The Bookseller understands. Tesco is in exclusive talks with one buyer, thought to be Waterstones, with a deal expected to be finalised by the end of this week. The bookseller urgently needs a digital app-based proposition to rival competitors such as Amazon and Blinkbox books would supply that. The deal, if done, raises questions about Waterstones' stocking of Amazon's Kindle e-readers and tablets. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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