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Business Journal: Pomegranate delves into eBooks

An item I co-authored in the Wilmington Business Journal about the e-book deal that indie booksellers, through the American Booksellers Association (ABA), have struck with Kobo books to sell devices and ebooks in their bookstores, focusing on local bookseller Pomegranate books:

With the rise of the eReader and tablets, fewer people are reading physical books, instead enjoying them in electronic form.

Kathleen Jewell, owner of Wilmington’s Pomegranate Books, 4418 Park Ave., said even some of her most loyal patrons have started eReading and are coming in less often.

To compound the problem, local book clubs and reading groups, which have always had good relationships with local bookstores (buying their books, holding meetings and organizing author discussions in the stores) have started to embrace the eBook formats, Jewell said.

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