Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


vicbooks – ebook trend confirmed

vicbooks – ebook trend confirmed

vicbooks at Victoria University of Wellington, a leading supplier of academic and general books in the Wellington region noted the intentions of the Red Group to enter the ebook market in 2010. vicbooks currently retails one ereader and a variety of digital books online through their publishing partners.

“This confirms our view that ebooks will play a role in the book retail market in the future’’ said Juliet Blyth, General Manager of vicbooks.

vicbooks was the first NZ book retailer to offer ebook readers and digital ebooks for sale in 2009.

“It will be important for most book retailers in New Zealand to pay close attention to the development of the digital book market. vicbooks will continue to ensure that it is a leader in meeting the academic and general book needs through a variety of channels” said Ms Blyth.

vicbooks looks forward to an exciting year in 2010 and beyond and is keen to work with publishers and other independent booksellers to ensure excellent service across our full product range.

The company has developed both ecommerce and retail strategies to manage future demand. A new store format is being trialled in 2010 which will enable customers to experience electronic publishing and interact with vicbooks website.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Police: Counterfeit Banknotes - Businesses Urged To Be Aware

Wellington Police are asking businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money, after fake $50 and $100 banknotes were presented at businesses recently. While Police are making enquiries to establish the source of these banknotes, a person has been ... More>>

Frog Recruitment: Kiwi Workers Reluctant To Make Business Trips Across The Ditch Despite Trans-Tasman Bubble Opening

When the trans-Tasman travel bubble opens today, many Kiwi companies won't be rushing to buy an air ticket, reluctant to cross the ditch to do business. The latest survey conducted by leading recruitment agency, Frog Recruitment of nearly 1,000 New Zealand ... More>>

Tourism: Employers Welcome Back Working Holidaymakers

Tourism businesses gearing up for the return of Australian visitors from next week will be relieved to learn that they will also have access to an offshore pool of much-needed job candidates, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. Tourism employers around ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Latest Broadband Report Confirms Improved Performance Of Premium Fibre Plans

The latest report from the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme shows that the performance of Fibre Max plans has improved substantially. This follows a collaboration between the Commission, its independent testing partner, ... More>>

Travel: Air New Zealand Celebrates Busiest Day Since COVID-19

Today is shaping up to be the biggest flying day for the airline since New Zealand closed its borders due to COVID-19. Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Leeanne Langridge says around 42,000 customers will be travelling on nearly 520 Air New Zealand ... More>>

Stats NZ: Prices For Transport And Housing Rise In March 2021 Quarter

Higher prices for transport and housing led to a 0.8 percent lift in the consumers price index in the March 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Prices for getting around rose in the March quarter. Transport prices rose 3.9 percent, the biggest quarterly ... More>>

Stats NZ: New Report Shows Impact Of Demands On Land In New Zealand

A new environmental report released today by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, presents new data on New Zealand’s land cover, soil quality, and land fragmentation. The land cover data in the report, Our land 2021 , provides the most ... More>>