BookTour and IndieBound Make Author Events Hyper-Local

BookTour, which provides author-generated pages and a listing of author tour events, has integrated their database with IndieBound. This is an interesting model, which obviously could expand in its breadth. From the BookTour blog:

… the trouble is neighborhood bookstores are all different (that’s what makes them great). That made it hard to dump all their data into our hoppers in one go …

Now, throughout BookTour, events taking place at IndieBound-represented bookstores will be added automatically to our database. Equally important, on both author and venue pages, when an event is taking place at an IndieBound-repped store, you’ll have the option to purchase the book directly from that store.

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