Asheville, NC (PRWEB) December 31, 2005
Biblio.com, a used, rare, and out-of-print books online marketplace announced today more than 130% growth in 2005 over 2004. Biblio.com is a 3 year old company in this online sector, and has shown unprecedented growth compared to its competitors, listing more than 30 million books for sale.
“2005 has been a break through year for us, and we are truly grateful to our independent book dealers throughout the world, our loyal customers, and our staff,” says Brendan Sherar, CEO of Biblio.com.
With the release of the Book Industry Study Group’s Used Book Study in September of this year, it was found that used books now comprise 8.4% of consumer spending on books. Sites like Biblio.com are contributing primarily to the growth in this market, and see no signs of it slowing based on the current rate of growth in the market and their business.
“Biblio has made a name for itself in 2005,” says Kevin Donaldson, Director of Sales and Marketing for Biblio.com. “We are building tools everyday for book lovers and collectors to utilize Biblio.com as a destination site for their entire book buying needs. At the same time, we are building a community of products and tools for independent booksellers to thrive through our marketplace. We will be announcing tools in 2006 to get more customers in front of our booksellers, and do what they do best; providing superior, knowledge, service, and outstanding books to the public.”
Biblio.com Inc. is now one of the leading sources for used, rare, out-of-print, and hard-to-find books in the world. With the launch of their online services in February 2003, Biblio.com entered a market dominated by several major companies, as well as more than a dozen smaller competitors. With substantial growth in the last three years, Biblio.com has gone from a fledgling company to becoming the third largest site of its kind in the world. Biblio.com now offers more than 30 million titles from more than 4500 independent booksellers in 33 countries.
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