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ATLANTA, GA (May 19, 2010) - Internet Retailer magazine has named Better World Books among its 2010 list of the web's Top 500 eRetailers. Socially conscious for-profit Better World Books was recognized for its online retail excellence selling books to raise money for literacy causes and protect the environment. The company debuted in the #19 slot for the Books/Music/Video category and at #293 overall.
Internet Retailer created its list based on a definitive ranking and analysis of America's largest e-retailers and their 2009 internet sales. The report includes company financial, operational and performance data, as well as vendors in key categories.
"Our triple bottom line business model is core to our company's mission," said Better World Books CEO David Murphy. "We're continuing to prove that businesses can successfully make money while at the same time making a real impact. We're honored to be recognized by Internet Retailer for our success selling books online."
A portion of every Better World Books book purchase goes toward funding global literacy through the company's five primary non-profit literacy partners (the National Center for Family Literacy, Books for Africa, Room to Read, Worldfund, and Invisible Children), as well as nearly 100 other non-profit organizations. Customers can order new and used books from Better World Books on the company's site, BetterWorldBooks.com, or via 22 other online marketplaces.
ABOUT BETTER WORLD BOOKS
Better World Books (www.BetterWorldBooks.com) is a for-profit social enterprise that collects and sells books online with each sale generating funds for literacy initiatives in the U.S. and around the world. With more than six million new and used titles in stock, Better World Books is a self-sustaining company that balances the social, economic and environmental values of its stakeholders. Better World Books diverts books from landfills by conducting book drives on 1,800 college campuses, and by collecting discards from over 2,000 libraries nationwide. Since its founding in 2003, the Mishawaka, Ind.-based company has raised over $7.5 million for its non-profit literacy, library and college partners; donated over 1.5 million college textbooks; diverted more than 30 million pounds of books from landfills; achieved over 11,000 tons of carbon offsets through carbon-neutral shipping, and created more than 200 full-time jobs with meaningful benefits.
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