From Publishing Trendsetter: “The Tale of Two Online Booksellers”

by | Posted December 2nd, 2012


Ever wonder how your favorite online booksellers got their start and became so popular? Publishing Trendsetter explores the “internet histories” of the “two biggest players in modern bookselling.”  Starting over fifteen years ago in 1995, Amazon.com was founded, starting only as an online bookseller. Followed two years later by Barnes and Noble, (although they’ve been around since 1917), these two competitors quickly set up shop – pardon the pun – on the world wide web, even becoming so popular that, “[o]ver the past decade, many other players have been pushed out of the book selling industry, such as B. Dalton, Waldenbooks, and Borders.”