Monday, February 04, 2013

E-Books for Independent Bookshops

Here's an update for all the Independent shops that have been in touch since the thing I wrote about getting a better deal on E-Books and E-Readers.

Essentially this was the point of the blogpost.
We are a small bookshop in Wood Green. The e-book market is very competitive. We want to have some of the market, but being a small bookshop in Wood Green, we don't get much of a say in the matter.
But what if a big group of us like-minded Independent Bookshops got together and decided what was best for us. We could then approach E-Book suppliers, as a group of shops and see if we could negotiate something better.

So far we've had 16 (maybe even 17) bookshops show an interest, which I think is a pretty good start.

One of those bookshops suggested that it would be good to get a Private Facebook Group set up, so that we can chat and share our thoughts. So I have done.

It's called "E-Books for Independents".

Because it's private and because I set it up, this means that initially, I can only invite my Facebook Friends. (once you join, you can invite your own friends). So, this is a message to all the Bookshops who are interested in joining.

Please be my friend.

I am Simon Key on Facebook and I look like this.
I'm sure there's an easier way of doing this, but until I know it, this is the best we have.
When you send the request, please mention E-Books, so I can add you to the group straight away.

I hope this is going to work.

1 comment:

Peter said...

Good luck with this Simon, I think this is a brilliant idea!