Online bookselling site Abebooks.com has acquired Chrislands, a business that builds, hosts and maintains online bookstores, the fourth acquisition in four years.
This had been rumored for a while, but has finally gone through. Abebooks maintains that the pricing and services of Chrislands will not change, but time will tell. Chrislands offered many smaller bookstores a gateway to the web with their easy hosting setup and database management. Chrislands was easy, but simple, and their services were limited. Perhaps Abebooks will allow them to offer more robust packages.