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Thread: Hummingbird Digital Media

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    Inappropriately math-oriented. slhuang's Avatar
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    Hummingbird Digital Media

    Does anyone know anything about this company? I got an email inviting me to be in their catalog, and I'm trying to do my due diligence.

    Official site
    Digital Book World article
    Digital Book World interview

    (If there's a thread for them already, sorry! I searched and didn't find one, but the search has been wonked for me lately.)

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    Mostly Harmless SuperModerator CaoPaux's Avatar
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    Subsidiary of distributor American West Books ( that purports to be "democratizing e-book retailing" by providing merchants with a platform to set up their own audio/ebook shop. To whit:

    What does your company do?
    We offer a free, turnkey ebook and audiobook retailing platform. The platform allows bookstores, publishers and others to compete with Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble in the digital arena. Each merchant gets its own branded and customizable storefront for their customers to use for the discovery, purchasing and downloading of digital media. They also get a robust branded app for reading and listening. Merchants can sell directly to their customers from the full catalogs of more than 3,000 publishers, including Hachette, Macmillan, HarperCollins, etc. There are never any fees involved, and merchants make up to 23 percent of every sale.
    So the question immediately returns to discoverability of any particular book.

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