SingTel shuts e-book store skoob after two years of operation
SingTel is closing the book on its e-book store skoob, only months after MediaCorp pulled the plug on a similar outfit, ilovebooks.com.
Skoob stops sales of digital books on Tuesday and shuts down entirely on Nov 5.
In response to media queries, a SingTel spokesman would only say: "Although we have seen steady response to skoob since its launch in Nov 2011, we have decided to focus our resources on other parts of our business where we see stronger growth potential."
SingTel informed customers on Thursday of the store closure, advising them to back up their digital files before Nov 5. It declined to answer questions about its investment in the e-bookstore, or about sales figures.