Bookeen Partner Carre-Four Shut Down its eBook Division, Nolim

Bookeen Partner Carre-Four Shut Down its eBook Division, Nolim e-Reading Hardware

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The French retailer CarreFour is getting out of the ebook business.

Actualitte reports that CarreFour has fired 2,400 as part of a company-wide restructuring. It has decided to end a number of projects, including the ebook service it had started in 2013 as well as its ebookstore, the Nolim Store, and a video on demand service launched around the same time.

Carrefour has launched several ereaders under the Nolim brand, including a 6" model released last May. There's no information on the number of units sold.

The ereader market in France is largely dominated by Amazon and Kobo, with smaller ereader makers such as Onyx and Pocketbook trailing.

There's no recent stats on ebook sales in France, but the top 3 ebook retailers are probably Amazon, Apple, and Kobo (through its partnership with Fnac).

About Nate Hoffelder (9908 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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