If you have been giving any thought to selling books on your own website, or if you already have a website but haven’t yet figured out how to get collectors to actually visit it, then we have an announcement that we think should be of interest to you: LibriDirect is now ready for launch. And what is LibriDirect? It is, in a nutshell, how independent booksellers use viaLibri to bring customers to their websites.
This is, of course, something we have been working on for years. It began with developing tools to harvest websites and put the books of independent booksellers into search results on viaLibri. It was a good start, but the technical requirements, though simple, were an obstacle for many of the sellers who wanted to sign up. We realised early on that we needed to develop a solution where the technical requirements were already taken care of. We needed to build websites that had all the necessary features already built in. And these we named LibriDirect because their purpose, above all else, was to bring booksellers into direct connection with the online customers who bought their books.
But it also became more than just that. In the process we found ourselves reexamining the entire question of how to sell books on the internet, especially in the wake of the incredible growth of social media and the dramatic transition of the internet from a textual to a visual media. We are quite optimistic about what these things will mean to the future of book collecting, and, by extension, bookselling.
It was with these things in mind that we’re at stand L07 at the London Olympia book fair, to talk with booksellers about the future of bookselling and to demonstrate, in particular, how LibriDirect websites can help them find their future customers in the digital age.
However, if you want to learn more, but can’t drop by, you have not been forgotten. Just follow this link to and discover what LibriDirect can do for you.