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Sainsbury's to stop selling printed books online

Story by Jack Foley

SUPERMARKET chain Sainsbury’s has announced that it is to stop selling printed books online by the end of February (2014).

The announcement comes as new figures show that sales of printed books fell dramatically in 2013 prompted, in part, by the continued rise in the digital e-book industry.

A statement released by a spokesman for the supermarket said: “We see that the online opportunity lies in digital products, with physical music, books, games and films sold in our stores.

“This move is in line with wider industry trends towards on-demand entertainment, and part of our focus on the fast-growing download and streaming market.”