It was a pleasant surprise yesterday when I discovered that one of our customers was using viaLibri in a clever way that had not previously occurred to me. The user, Denis Gouey, is a well-known bookbinder from Connecticut. Naturally, he is interested in promoting his skills on the internet. You can find him on Facebook where, on Friday, he published a post that links to a viaLibri search result listing all the books on viaLibri that match on the keyword “Denis Gouey”. As a result, anyone visiting him on facebook can click on this link and see pictures of lots of books bound by him and currently for sale online.
This was actually a fairly simple thing for him to do, since the booksellers who are offering examples of his work are happy to mention Denis in their descriptions and should be eager to do anything that might increase exposure for items they are offering for sale.
One interesting thing to note is that when I first saw Denis’s post yesterday there were 79 items, or “puppies” as he called them, that appeared on his list. Now there are only 70. I would be very curious to know what happened to those books.