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Alibris Introduces Free New Apple iDevice Application—Alibris Recommends

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New Apple app lets you be shaken and then stirred with recommended offerings from more than nine million titles

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Alibris, a division of Monsoon Commerce Solutions and the world’s most advanced online media marketplace provider for sellers of new and used books, textbooks, music, and movies, today announced the launch of the Alibris Recommends Apple iDevice application for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The app allows you to search for your favorite book or author, and then shake to instantly get new recommendations based on your favorites.

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“‘Alibris Recommends’ is a fun way for consumers to discover new authors and titles. Our app also showcases the depth and breadth of Alibris, the largest source of titles from independent booksellers in the U.S.,” said Liz Derr, COO of Monsoon Commerce Solutions. “It’s a great way to get gift suggestions and provides a handy link to the new Alibris mobile site, making purchasing a breeze.”

Available free on the Apple App store, users are calling Alibris Recommends a “handy little app” with “great titles” that provides the “easiest shopping experience from my phone yet” while being “cool” and “simple to use.”

Alibris Recommends utilizes Alibris’s search and recommendation APIs to help users find books they’ll love. The API was built using Mashery’s API management solution, and the source code for the new “Alibris Recommends” iDevice app is available on the Alibris Developer portal. In addition, Objective-C libraries are available, enabling developers on the iOs platform to immediately start using the Alibris APIs.

Alibris Developer Portal: http://developer.alibris.com/

Alibris’s Developer Portal, announced today, includes technical documentation, developer forums, and sample code libraries. As an added incentive, developers can earn five percent or more on all merchandise purchases they drive to Alibris.com, providing an attractive and direct monetization strategy.

About Alibris and Monsoon Commerce Solutions

Alibris.com , a premier online marketplace, is the retail division of Monsoon Commerce Solutions (MCS). MCS helps online sellers and retailers grow their sales through online marketplaces. Learn more at www.monsooncommerce.com.

About Mashery

Mashery’s API management tools and strategic services help companies connect with customers and partners in a changing digital world by extending reach across devices, markets and the Web. For more information, visit www.mashery.com.

SOURCE Alibris

CONTACT: Monsoon Commerce Solutions, pr@monsooncommerce.com; or Mashery, mashery@bordersgratehouse.com

Web Site: http://www.alibris.com

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