and Readings ebooks

Last Friday, Readings ebook distributor OverDrive announced that it will discontinue ebook sales via the platform on 1 July this year.

As ebook sales through Readings are powered by and use the technology, this means Readings will be no longer be selling ebooks through from 1 July 2013. Right now, Readings does not have a new ebook partner in place but we are continuing to look at alternatives.

We’d like to assure our customers that Overdrive are committed to providing continued access to the ebook titles you have already purchased and to your library.

We’d also like to thank all our customers for their support of our ebookstore over the last few years. was launched in December 2010 by Inventive Labs through a collaboration with us and publishers from the Small Press Network, before being acquired by Overdrive in March 2012. We were proud to be the first independent bookshop in Australia to offer locally published ebooks to our customers via the innovative platform. We believed that was the best provider to deliver the best technology and local books to our customers and we are very disappointed this solution has not proven viable in the Australian market.

You can read Overdrive’s statement about the closure here.