Posted on November 3, 1999 has announced that it has signed an agreement with Cendant Corporation, to purchase the URL,, and the trademark. The URL will be redirected to the site, In addition, has developed cross-marketing relationships with other Cendant properties such as and These properties will become part of the Affiliate Network.

"With this purchase, now owns the two URL's most associated with books - and," said Carl Rosendorf, senior vice president, "We see this agreement with Cendant as a way to provide a superior shopping experience for's broad base of book buyers."
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