Thalia bought app developer Textunes

Earlier today I wrote about Thalia and their new ereader and reading apps. It looks like they decided to buy the expertise they need to make the reading app instead of hiring it. Today Thalia announced that they were buying Textunes, a developer with reading and ebook apps for both iOS and Android. I guess this means that Textunes will be working on Talia’s new iOS and Android reading apps.

TBH, I was slightly surprised. I had assumed that Thalia would simply contract out the development work for the apps. Bluefire could do it, and so could txtr. But buying the expertise also makes sense, given that ebooks will only grow in importance. As the shift to digital accelerates, having an in-house developer will only grow more useful, not less. This is especially true for a 300+ store bookseller that wants to transition to being an ebook retailer.

via boersenblatt


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Eoin Purcell9 August, 2011

    Seems a wise move alright!

  2. […] much success they've had on the market. Thalia also bought an app developer by the name of Textunes last year. This developer specializes in reading and ebook apps, and that should give you an idea how […]


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