Tuesday, April 20 2010

IOBA joins marelibri, press release

A few days late, here is IOBA.org official press release regarding its new Marelibri membership :

NEWS RELEASE

Date: 18 April 2010

Bookbuyers’ Choice Boosted by Link-Up Between Major Bookselling Organisations

Booklovers and collectors across Europe and throughout the world will have a greater choice of high quality used and antiquarian books than ever before after a historic link-up between the world’s only dedicated online booksellers’ association and the European-based Marelibri.com association.

The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) has joined forces with Marelibri.com to promote the importance of high quality, professional independent online bookselling.

Most importantly, the link-up means that all the books listed by IOBA members on IOBAbooks.com will now be available through the Marelibri.com portal. This will be facilitated by IOBAbooks.com’s website host, Biblio.com.

The IOBA, founded in 1999, is the only booksellers’ trade association focused solely on independent online sellers of modern, used and antiquarian books. The organization, which now has over 250 professional bookseller members from North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia, is dedicated to promoting the highest ethical standards of online bookselling among its members.

Marelibri.com was born in 2007 and has quickly become one of the largest European sites for used, antiquarian and modern books with more than 80 million books available from thousands of international independent booksellers.

IOBAbooks.com Committee Chairman Phil Keener said: “This link-up between the IOBA and Marelibri.com gives bookbuyers and collectors, particularly those in Europe, access to a greater choice of high quality used and antiquarian books than ever before.

“Both organizations are totally dedicated to ensuring that the online bookbuying experience is as safe and fulfilling as possible for customers throughout Europe and the rest of the world by promoting trust between customers and booksellers by providing a safe online environment for the sale and purchase of books.”

Marelibri.com President Dr. Sergio Malavasi said: "We are proud to announce that another web site, IOBAbooks.com, has joined the Marelibri platform. IOBA is an independent association that, like our other partners, only offers books from professional booksellers. It is now possible to browse through more than 80 million books from 10 web sites on Marelibri."

It's also available here : http://ioba.org/new.html

Wednesday, July 23 2008

Conditions d'adhésions à Marelibri

Marelibri est un métamoteur donc seuls des sites professionnels de libraires peuvent adhérer à Marelibri et non pas individuellement des libraires (qui en adhérant à un site membre de Marelibri peuvent de ce fait exposer leurs livres sur Marelibri).

Marelibri est une association à but non lucratif et est actuellement constitué des membres fondateurs suivants :

Antiqbook.com Livre-Rare-Book.com Maremagnum.com Prolibri.de Uniliber.com

Il est possible d'adhérer à l'association en tant que membre à part entière et donc de prendre part à toutes les discussions et décisions de l'association.

Il est possible aussi d'être seulement "Ami" de l'association à ce titre de ne pouvoir qu'utiliser le métamoteur Marelibri pour exposer les livres des libraires, mais donc de n'avoir aucun pouvoir de décision. Même si bien sur il est souhaitable de connaître l'opinion des "Amis"

Nous consulter pour les conditions financières d'adhésion.

Dans tous les cas l'adhésion des Membres à part entière ou Amis se fait uniquement par cooptation. Nous examinerons attentivement toute candidature de sites professionnels (dont le but premier n'est pas le profit) dont le but affirmé est la défense de l'identité des libraires et la promotion de la profession excluant les non professionnels et s'engageant clairement dans cette perspective.

Tuesday, June 24 2008

Requirements for membership to Marelibri

Marelibri is a search engine, which means only professional booksellers sites may join to Marelibri, but not booksellers individually (but if they join one of the member site, they can therefore have their books on Marelibri).

Marelibri is a non-profit association and so far it is constituted by the following member sites:

Antiqbook.com Livre-Rare-Book.com Maremagnum.com Prolibri.de Uniliber.com

You may join the association as a full member and therefore take part in all discussions and decisions of the association.

You may also join as an association's "friend" only, and then use the Marelibri search engine to exhibit the bookseller's books, but you won't have any decision's power. Even though it is of course important to have the "friends" opinion.

Please consult us for the financial conditions to membership.

In any case, full members or friend's subscriptions are only made by cooptation. We'll consider carefully any application coming from a professional site (that hasn't got profit as first aim) that has a clear aim to defend bookseller's identity and to promote the profession, excluding non-professionals and being clearly engaged in this perspective.