National Book Store to get into eBook business?
Got this from a reliable source that National Book Store (NBS) is planning to get into the ebook business. I was a little surprised at first but considering that NBS is the biggest book retailer in the country, going into the eBook business this early makes good business sense.
Aside from distributing thousands of book titles, NBS also publishes a few titles themselves. They also got an online store thats been running for years.
It’s too early to tell how the eBooks will be distributed but it could either be implemented via an online store or via on-site transfer (within an NBS branch nationwide).
The viability of this business will rely heavily of the adoption rate of tablets and eBook readers in the country. However, if schools (like St. Paul, et al) starts to standardize the use of tablet and eReaders in the classroom, we might be able to see this project thru.
If we can get more local books digitized, then why not?