Friday, November 7, 2014

Book Blogger Hop - 11/7 - 11/13

 Question of the Week:

Should book bloggers be doing more to support bookshops rather than just give links to Amazon or B&N as a place to buy the printed version of books they read?


My Answer:


That is a great idea to link back to a bookstore instead of Amazon or B&N. 

What do you think?  


 

22 comments:

  1. I am guilty of linking back to Amazon, but there really isn't a local book store to link to.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  2. That is a great place to link to, and I do see that on your blog.

    Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  3. Amazon has everything, so it is easier to link to. However, supporting bookstores is awesome.

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  4. Amazon is definitely the easiest and most available to everyone option. Though now I'm going to go check out indiebound.org!

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  5. indiebound is a great site.

    Thanks for stopping, Katherine.

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  6. Thanks for stopping, Bethany.

    If there were a local bookstore here, I would definitely link to it.

    Amazon is easy...so true.

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  7. It is interesting how different we all are from comments to your post. Emma @Once Upon a Littlefield x

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  8. I link to Amazon, Goodreads, B&N, and our local library. It's the best we can do, and it has honestly helped me in the past, with making a decision to pick up said book.

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  9. So true, Emma.

    All different answers.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  10. I do check out books when there is a link and then some research on my own.

    I like all those sites you mentioned, Claudia.

    THANKS for stopping by.

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  11. I definitely visit local bookshops, but other than used bookstores, we only have Barnes and Noble nearby. I do link to Amazon, because I don't have a local place to do the same.

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  12. We don't have any local bookshops in town. :(

    Thanks for stopping and commenting, Holly.

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  13. I link to Amazon and that's because they're aren't a lot of book stores in my local area any more. Amazon is accessible to everyone so that just became he preferred choice.

    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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  14. That is why I link to Amazon too.

    No local bookstores. :(

    Thanks for stopping, Sharon.

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  15. The only problem with linking to local bookstores is that readers may not live in your area. I'd love to post to local bookstores (or any bookstore) but it is really hard to do that...Amazon, B&N, Kobo are just easy to do since it is all online.

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  16. Great point, hugbandit7.

    That makes a lot of sense.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. I love the idea of linking to local bookstores, but almost all of the ones within 60 miles of me are chain bookstores. I figure there's no merit in linking to a local store when it's part of a big chain.

    There is one lovely local bookstore, but it is a used book shop -- buying books and reselling them -- rather than one that you go to when looking for a new release.

    I have started linking to Goodreads in my "official" reviews, though cover images still link to Amazon. I figure since I copy the URL to the book cover from their site, I ought to direct traffic their way.

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  18. That definitely sounds fair about the Goodreads link.

    THANKS so much for stopping, Elsi.

    I don't think I have ever seen you join in the hop....WELCOME.

    Heading over to your blog.

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  19. I could link to my local Collins Book Shop, but that still wouldn't guarantee that the purchase would be from my local store as Collins is a franchise. But supporting local is such a good idea :)

    Thanks for hopping by :)

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  20. Thanks for stopping Cataluna6.

    Very true...if you aren't in the area, the sale wouldn't go to the local bookstore, but it is a good idea.

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