My Independent Bookshop is a joint venture between Penguin Random House and hive.co.uk. It’s a social website that allows anyone to set-up an on-line “bookshop” in the UK and link it to an actual local independent retailer. The individual’s page showcases their favourite reads, and when someone buys a book through the bookshop, a small percentage of the sale goes to the real independent retailer.
I’ve set up a store called Confessions of a Book Geek (what else would I call it?!), which currently showcases some of my ultimate favourite reads from a wide selection of genres. I’m thinking I might update this weekly/monthly in-line with my Top Ten Tuesday posts and other happenings on my blog, or ask you guys to vote in a poll for your favourites. That could be fun.
The site also allows people to contact me to ask for recommendations, I don’t know if anyone will use this facility, but if you would like to, please do!