Germany’s Tolino gains momentum

Germany’s Tolino gains momentum

After a slow start, Tolino— the digital alliance set up in March 2013 by leading German bookselling companies together with Deutsche Telekom as technological partner—is gaining momentum.

According to the latest figures published by market-research company GfK, Tolino leads Kindle for the first time in Germany. In the third quarter of 2014, GfK put Tolino at 45% of e-book sales (up from 38% in Q2), while Amazon’s Kindle Store accounted for only 39% (down from 47%).

While precise sales figures are being kept strictly under wraps, expectations are high for the Christmas holiday season. “E-re...

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