Feb 8, 2011

Booklista, ebook distributor, increases capital to 490M yen /CNET

Sony, Toppan Printing, KDDI, and Asahi Shimbun announced capital increase in Booklist which was co-founded by these four companies. Additional amount of capital is 490 million yen. After the increase, Sony, Toppan, KDDI respectively hold 30% and Asahi Shimbun holds 10%.

Booklista is an ebook distributors established in 2010 July aiming at contents selling service including computerizing and maintaining book contents, billing, and promotion.

CNET 2/7/2011

  • NTT Docomo and Dainippon Printing just jointly launched 2Dfacto, ebook store for smartphone. Both groups include Telecom career and two largest printing companies in Japan.
  • ebook distributing business seems to become red ocean by those large corporations entry in addition to existing ebook distributors which has quite a long history on PC platform such as Papyless and eBookJapan.

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