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New service positions Abebooks as the first "book-centric" listing service provider for people selling used and collectible books on eBay and Abebooks

19th June, 2003

(VICTORIA, BC - June 19, 2003) Abebooks, the online source for secondhand, rare, and out-of-print books, today launched a new service that offers an efficient method for booksellers to manage book listings on eBay, The World's Online MarketplaceÒ.

The service was created in response to Abebooks community of eleven-thousand independent booksellers who wanted an easier way to list books in fixed price and auction environments without having to maintain separate databases. The Abebooks service includes preparation, uploading, monitoring, and management of eBay book listings.

By making it easier for booksellers to manage multiple book listings, the service is expected to result in an increased selection of collectible books on eBay.

Boris Wertz, Abebooks VP of business development and marketing explained: "Abebooks becomes the first 'books-focused' service provider for people selling used books online who also want to list books on the eBay marketplace. We're happy to offer a streamlined way for our booksellers to sell on eBay-in both the fixed price and auction-format."

Said Mike Harkey, general manager of books for eBay: "We're excited about this new service from Abebooks. It enables Abebooks' customers to rely on their expertise in listing and managing online book sales in a variety of ways."

About Abebooks
Abebooks is the online source for secondhand, rare, and out-of-print books. Abebooks connects those who buy books with those who sell books, providing abundant selection at affordable prices. Abebooks is a global company with websites dedicated to bookbuyers in North America (, the UK (, Germany ( and France ( Through strategic partnerships with major online book retailers, Abebooks has become the most important virtual supplier of used books while expanding selling avenues for booksellers.

Media Contact Information

Abebooks Media Relations
Marci Crossan
(+1)(250) 412-3258

eBay Media Relations
Jamie Patricio
(408) 376-6367

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