I’m Switching To IndeBound For Books

IndeBound BooksWhen Amazon fired me and all other California affiliates I wasn’t sure what to do. I’m also an affiliate with Barnes and Nobel, but their program doesn’t have the linking  flexibility I want.

Then someone on Twitter , and I didn’t keep track of who, mentioned IndieBound books. How in the world have I missed this site!

What they do is link independent bookstores across the country into a central place where you and I can buy books easily on the web while shopping locally. For example, they list and sell books from Mysterious Galaxy Books, a truly wonderful independent bookstore featuring both mysteries and science fiction here in San Diego.  But it’s in a part of town that’s way off my normal track. In fact, going to that bookstore is the only reason I get to that part of town and since it means a couple of freeways for me I’d rather order online.

IndieBound has an affiliate program that’s easy to join and easy to use. I can choose to link locally or let you decide where you want to buy the books you order from.

They’ve also got interesting author interviews, a social network and even IndieGear.

I backed Amazon from their earliest days and I love shopping on the ‘net, but it may have been a mistake. Online bookstores have severely damaged independent bookstores. Now we all have a way to support the indies.

Here’s a statistic from IndieBound I’d only sensed: “Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.”

I’ll be converting the book links here to IndieBound as I can get to it. And any books I recommend in the future will be linked to IndieBooks. If you sell books on your blog or site you might consider making the switch too.

Let’s all shop local.

Write well and often,

Anne

 


Source http://www.aboutfreelancewriting.com/?p=9495
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:25:34 GMT
Tags:
Kolkata E-Commerce | Minneapolis E-Commerce | Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove E-Commerce | St George E-Commerce | Walsenburg E-Commerce | McKinney E-Commerce | Gilbert E-Commerce | Northeast Cobb E-Commerce | Fort Collins E-Commerce | Navi Mumbai E-Commerce |

Need Freelance Writer Market? Check out our member profiles:

Northeast Cobb
MarketingRT Profile
MarketingRT

Integrated, High Yield, Marketing Tailored to Your Business Needs MarketingRT an interactive and online marketing company. REAL TIME marketing experiences, enhanced by services.

Northeast Cobb, Georgia US
Minneapolis
City & Colour Design Studio Profile
City & Colour Design Studio

We are a small collaboration of designers and programmers from around the world. We work with Web, Print, Social Media, Branding, Packaging and SEO. If you can think it, we can design it.

Minneapolis, Minnesota US
Atlanta
Kolkata
Credence BPO Pvt Ltd Profile
Credence BPO Pvt Ltd

An ISO 9001:2008 certified and STPI registered company based in India, with offices in UK and USA. Our Services: Web Development, Design, Content & Article Writing, SEO, SEM, SMM, Native English.

Kolkata, West Bengal IN
Minneapolis
Cynthia Sowden Profile
Cynthia Sowden

Need an ad, a brochure, a video script, a feature article or web content? I give you creative copy, fast turnaround, and exceptional service. Writing, editing, proofreading at below-agency prices.

Minneapolis, Minnesota US
Gilbert
Navi Mumbai
Fort Collins
AnS International Web Design Profile
AnS International Web Design

AnS International specializes in web design, search engine optimization, web marketing, social media marketing, copywriting, and website hosting services. We are based out of Colorado.

Fort Collins, Colorado US
Free Design Quotes

Accepting May Guest Posts

I don’t generally solicit guest posts for All Freelance Writing. But as you might know, I have



Print Writing And The Holidays

If you are trying to break into print writing, the holiday season can be friend or foe, depending on



Think Twice About Writing for Revenue Share

This post is based on a comment I recently left on Lori Widmer’s “If it Didn’t Wor



A Big Thank-you to Our August Advertisers

Where I live, the temperatures have been hitting record highs during the day. But, I know cooler wea



Should Schools Teach Basic Freelancing Skills?

The number of freelancers is growing. In fact, the latest studies show that a significant portion of



Article Tags
Freelance Writer Market Articles
Marketing| writing| Featured| Freelancing| How-To| Blogging| Lifestyle| Inspiration| General| blogs| Work at Home Parents| Managing Clients| writing tips| Magazine Writing| Freelance Finance| productivity| Getting Started| Web Content| social media| Getting Clients|


Freelance Writer Market Valid HTML 4.0 Transitional Valid CSS!