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: http://www.clarkesworldbooks.com. 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.