Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Borders Takes On New Partners

On Friday, I wrote a post about the new Borders store model being unveiled in Ann Arbor.

Also on Friday, self-publishing enterprise Lulu announced a deal with Borders. The Raleigh News & Observer reported "Lulu will run interactive kiosks at new Borders stores where customers can upload, showcase and ultimately sell their works via Lulu.com . . . Authors also can get limited professional assistance for $299. A $499 package includes professional editing and design."

Note the story does not say anything about selling the books through Borders, only through Lulu.

Lulu now has kiosks in thirteen Borders stores in Michigan.

Borders has also signed deals with Ancestry.com (genealogy) and Shutterfly (photo sharing).

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