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Old 8th May 2014, 21:48   #1
wshaw
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Default www.myindependentbookshop.co.uk

Has anybody had a look at this? It went live today.

http://www.myindependentbookshop.co.uk

I really like they way it's put together. It goes through Hive, which needs a bit of help to get people to buy books through it. But whether it will prise us away from the knock-em-out-cheap attractions of Amazon, I don't know.

It's a brave attempt, though. It's incredibly easy to set up your own bookstore though. Really good for Book Festivals etc. Perhaps there should be a Palimpsest recommends store?
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Old 13th May 2014, 10:56   #2
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Cute idea, and as you say it's very easy to set one up. It took me about ten minutes to do this one, and most of that was figuring out what shop to link to.

However, it seems that you can only have 12 books in your store... seems an odd limitation to me.
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The fun bit is browsing other people's bookshops. But whether that converts directly into sales ever I don't know. I haven't found anything I feel compelled to buy on it yet but maybe that's because, as you say, 12 books limits the ability for it to mimic the fun of real bookshops where you lose yourself browsing.

I was looking for an embed option... Nothing there. Presumably that's a deliberate strategy just to use social media?
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