Once Major E-Book Distributor Biting Dust
Fictionwise, once a lion in the e-book ordering Web sites den is being closed down in December. B&N bought it out a year and a half ago and hasn't accepted any new publishers since then. But before that, this might have been the most comprehensive Web site for ordering e-books and was probably the first one where mainstream publishers listed e-book versions of their print books. It was always obvious that B&N bought it to kill it--and in December they will have done so.