Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 28, 2006
Today, booksellers and book sale organizers cheered the launching of the Internet's first searchable book sale directory, Book Sale Scout (http://www.booksalescout.com). The new site will offer a variety of features to improve access to book sales. Book sales are quickly becoming strong fundraising events for public libraries, friends of the library groups, and other nonprofit organizations. This growth has been fostered by the rapid development of the online bookseller community, whose members are constantly in need of inventory to place for sale on sites like Amazon.com, Half.com, Biblio.com, and Alibris.com.
Some of the features include: instant book sale alerts, integration into Google maps, customizable email reminders, user comments about each sale, and a commitment to consistently updated features.
"We've worked hard to build a book sale directory which offers significant value added for both book sale organizers and attendees. Moreover, we have in place a strategic growth plan that will include improvements and additions to our site. Our potential users deserve a professional looking site that incorporates new technologies and ideas," stated Book Sale Scout developer Lucas R. Ames, owner of parent company LRABooks.
Ames also mentioned that his team was committed to building the number of book sales listed on the site. The company will continue reaching out to book sale organizers and has even developed a script to scrub the web for new information.
“Our goal is to have sale organizers submit their sale’s themselves. This will provide us with the most accurate information. In our initial database population, however, we’ve spent a lot of time collecting and confirming data, mostly from sources we did not know even existed. It’s been a tedious, but worthwhile process. We don’t want to offer the same old sales that everyone knows about anyway. We want to dig deeper.”
The site’s services are all free of charge. Users pay nothing for the myriad services offered and nonprofits can list their book sales for free (although paid advertisement options are available).
LRABooks is an independent company focusing on providing services to the online bookselling industry. LRABooks also owns the Bookselling Online Blog, Wholesale Remainders, and Socrates Books. More information can be found at http://www.lrabooks.com.
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