News Burst: BOL to sell digitally re-mastered books

Books that have been out of print for years will soon be digitally "re-mastered" and reprinted thanks to German publishing house Bertelsmann which last week signed a deal with Xerox to carry out the revival.

Bertelsmann, which owns the online book selling Web site BOL, hopes that recreating its own back catalogue of titles will give it the edge in the online bookshop war over sites such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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