Barnes & Noble Is Shutting Down E-Book Pioneers, and eBookwise

Barnes & Noble is shutting down Fictionwise, a company running several eBook websites, including,, and Although the move shouldn’t be all that surprising in a world of Amazon Kindles, iBookstores, and of course, B&N’s own Nook library, it’s worth a tip of our hat to these sites that laid the groundwork for the digital e-reading revolution.
Fictionwise, launched in 2000 and was acquired by B&N in March 2009 for $15.7 million, as the company planned its move into the ebooks space with the Nook tablet and accompanying bookstore. B
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