Amazon Acquires 62-year-old Publisher Avalon Books

Amazon has acquired Avalon Books, a publishing company founded in 1950, which publishes titles in the mystery, romance, and western genres. As a part of the purchase, Amazon acquired Avalon’s entire 3000-title backlist, which they plan to make available digitally. I wonder if they will sell them exclusively on, or if they will also make them available through Barnes & Noble, the iBookstore, and other venues. (View Amazon’s press release on the subject)


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