Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hey you! Yeah, you in the book business...

I want to know. Is anyone buying books through your links to Barnes & Noble?

Or does everyone still have the mindset that when buying books online, they have to use Amazon?

Or is that what everyone is used to using, so they just keep using it?

If you buy books online, do you use Barnes & Noble? Amazon? Both? Does it really matter to you which online seller a book review links to?

Tell me -- I'm listening...

3 comments:

giulia said...

I don't auto-amazon at all. Whether I read a review linked to amazon or not. I know plenty of bloggers who always link to amazon, though they are in no way related (no ads on their sites, etc.) It's a default for them, I'm pretty sure.

When I link to a book re: a subject...or even about a book, I link to a review or something non-profit, if possible. I've linked to Politics & Prose because I'm a member. Though most people who look at my blogs are overseas or in Canada, they get my point of view re: buying books.

I've ordered a lot of (heavy) non-book products lately & bundled through amazon; therefore, 4 books I bought this summer were from amazon within those orders. Otherwise, I would've purchased at P&P or elsewhere in town. Occasionally, I throw $ B&N's way.

Susan

Greg said...

I prefer bricks-and-mortar, but when I do order online I prefer Amazon; they have been generally reliable and I have an aversion to B&N. I also highly recommend Alibris for out-of-print and used, and Powell's looks good, though I've never actually ordered from them.

I deliberately do NOT have ads on my blog, but occasionally will link to Amazon for specific items.

giulia said...

I want to echo Greg's Alibris mention. It's wonderful.

Can you stand it? The word verification is 'bookete'....