Kindle Owner’s Lending Library Closing


The links below are to articles reporting on the closing of the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/11/01/amazon-is-killing-kindle-owners-lending-library-on-4-january/
https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2020/10/31/kindle-owners-lending-library-officially-ending-in-january/

Audible Escape Closing


The links below are to articles reporting on the closing down of Audible Escape.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/09/15/audible-escape-is-shutting-down-on-1-november/
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-escape-audiobook-subscription-is-being-discontinued

Kindle Matchbook Closing


The links below are to articles reporting on the closure of Kindle Matchbook.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/09/30/amazon-is-shutting-down-kindle-matchbook-its-printebook-bundling-program/
https://goodereader.com/blog/kindle/amazon-is-no-longer-offering-print-and-ebook-discounts

Shelfie Closing With Little Notice


The links below are to articles reporting on the almost immediate closure of Shelfie.

For more visit:
http://the-digital-reader.com/2017/01/30/shelfie-shutdown-31-january-download-ebooks-now/
http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/audiobook-and-e-book-bundling-app-shelfie-is-closing

Now Blloon Is Closing Down


The links below are to articles reporting on the closure of ebook subscription service Blloon.

For more visit:
http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/10/29/the-blloon-has-popped-its-shutting-down-its-subscription-ebook-service/
http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/blloon-is-shutting-down-their-e-book-subscription-service

Entitle Closing Down


The link below is to an article reporting on the closure of ebook subscription service Entitle.

For more visit:
http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/exclusive-entitle-ebook-subscription-service-shutting-down

Surging Rents Force Booksellers Out


The link below is to an article that looks at why booksellers are closing down in New York City and I think the article provides some perspective to the debate about bookstore closures. It is all too easy to blame Amazon, online sales, etc – but there are other forces at play. Bookstores need to have a good look at their business model before they blame the easier targets for their demise.

For more visit:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/business/media/bookstores-forsake-manhattan-as-rents-surge.html