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A Little Experiment

I’ve been running an online sf/f/h bookstore for a few years now, but one thing that has always perplexed me is advertising and getting our name out there. I’ve been having an extending email conversation about this with a friend of mine and I’m going to run with one of his suggestions. This will be my first blog-originated promotion. After the offer expires, I plan on sharing the data I collect on how effective this little experiment was in comparison to newsletters, forums, and print ads I’ve run.

My store is at: If you place an order an mention LIVEJOURNAL in the comments field of the shopping cart, I’ll subtract 10% from the price of the in-stock books. If you haven’t done business with us, you should know that we offer a flat rate shipping option of $2.50 per box (media mail).

Feel free to spread the word to whoever you want. This is all about seeing how word-of-mouth works within this medium.

Oh yeah… This offer expires Monday, October 18th at 8:00pm EST.



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  1. Hi Neil! My livejournal gets like zero traffic, so I publicized your offer at my other weblog, which is better situated on the blogosphere for shout-outs. I hope it helps some. 🙂


  2. Thanks!

    Much appreciated! I know I’m on the outermost edge of the blogosphere, so it will be interesting to see how this travels.

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