Amazon Acquisition Of The Book Depository Cleared By Irish Authorities

The Book DepositoryThe [Irish] Competition Authority has cleared Amazon.com’s acquisition of fellow online book retailer, The Book Depository.

According to a release today the Authority said that it ‘has formed the view that the acquisition will not lead to a substantial lessening of competition in any markets for goods or services in the State. ‘

The news comes just a week after Britain’s Office Of Fair Trading closed an open call for submissions on the merger.

According to reports in The Bookseller, both the Publishers Association and the Booksellers Association will challenge the merger.