Bookspan

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This article is about the book seller. For the author, see Martin Bookspan.
Bookspan LLC
Founded 2000, in New York City
Headquarters New York City, United States
Key people
  • John Lippman (CEO)[1]
  • Blake Orlandi (COO)[1]
  • Delaney Manders (CTO)[1]
Parent Pride Tree Holdings[2]
Website www.bookspan.com

Bookspan LLC is a New York-based online book seller, founded in 2000.[3]

Bookspan began as a joint endeavor by Bertelsmann and Time Warner.[2] Bertelsmann took over control in 2007, and a year later, sold its interest to Najafi Companies, an Arizona investment firm.[2] Najafi held its ownership in a subsidiary named Direct Brands, which also held Najafi's ownership in the Columbia House record club.[3] In 2013, Najafi sold its interest in Direct Brands to Pride Tree Holdings,[2][4] a New York-based media and consumer technology holding company founded in 2012 and incorporated in Delaware.[5][6]

Bookspan operates a number of discount book purchasing programs, often generically referred to as "book-of-the-month clubs". As of 2017, the programs include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bookspan Company Profile | Financial Information, Competitors and Executives". DataFox. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lazarus, David (2014-09-04). "Book club's corporate owners are cloaked in mystery". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Company Overview of Bookspan LLC". S&P Global Market Intelligence. Bloomberg. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ Najafi Companies (February 3, 2013). "Najafi Companies Sells Majority Interest In Direct Brands To Pride Tree Holdings". PR Newswire. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Pride Tree Holdings". Pride Tree Holdings. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Company Overview of Pride Tree Holdings Inc.". S&P Global Market Intelligence. Bloomberg. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Terms of Use". The Literary Guild. Bookspan, LLC. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Terms of Use". Doubleday Book Club. Bookspan, LLC. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Terms of Use". The Mystery Guild. Bookspan, LLC. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Terms of Use". History Book Club. Bookspan, LLC. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Terms of Use". Science Fiction Book Club. Bookspan, LLC. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Terms of Use". Crossings Book Club. Bookspan, LLC. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Terms of Use". The Good Cook. Bookspan, LLC. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Terms of Use". Crafter's Choice. Bookspan, LLC. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 

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