Bookstore form letter
Here are a few sample emails you can send to your local bookstore..
As a [NAME] customer (where else can I find presents for *all* the hard-to-shop-for people on my gift list?) and a member of LibraryThing.com, I wanted to let you know about a new feature on their site that I'd love to see [NAME] participate in. The gist is that local bookstores sign up (for free) and export their inventory data to LibraryThing, so users can check prices on the books they love or would love to read at their local bookstore. I, personally, like the idea because it would keep me supporting all my local bookstores -- including [NAME] -- while having the convenience of some of the bigger online stores.
Please check it out here: [LINK]. I hope you'll consider signing up!
Thanks, [SIGNATURE & CONTACT INFO]
I am writing to ask if you're interested in being added to an online listing of local, independent book shops on LibraryThing.com (www.librarything.com).
LibraryThing is a website that allows people to catalogue their personal libraries, discover new books, and connect with others who share their tastes. It is an open, collaborative project, driven by readers like me.
Integrating with LibraryThing means that your store will be highly visible to the 300,000 users of LibraryThing. Assuming you have a book in stock, a link to your store - and the retail price of the book at your store - will be a clickable link on each book's page on the site.
LibraryThing needs more local, independent bookstores to get involved! Any independent bookstore that uploads inventory to BookSense can upload the same files to LibraryThing. If you aren't a BookSense member, you may still be able to export your inventory data to LibraryThing; all LibraryThing needs from you is the ISBNs, prices, and quantities of your inventory, updated at least once per week.
I hope you decide to join LibraryThing and make your inventory more accessible to the LibraryThing reading public, and readers like me!
Thank you for your time,