Liberty Bay Books — Learn Social Media By Example

Liberty Bay Books - The Store

Some smaller businesses play it by the ear; their marketing methodologies are moment-based without deep thought to the outcomes. Others keep an eye out for change and take it into consideration when planning their marketing efforts. Liberty Bay Books in a great example of that.

Just do a quick search on Google by typing “Liberty Bay“, and before you know it, you have the complete name of this book store in addition to its map, website and social media presence! At least I just did…

Idea & Objectives:

Liberty Bay Books is an independent bookstore located in Downtown Poulsbo – an Indie bound supported community.

Their main mission could be summarized as follows:

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How Many More Books Will Google Allow Me to Read?

A thought crossed my head the other day… I don’t particularly consider myself a bookworm but I’ve read my fair share of books: how many books would I end up reading in my lifetime?


The Google Library

So to make it easier, I assumed there is  an (extreme) bookworm who reads on average a book a day since he was 12 fora period of 70 years. Thus, that would mean that throughout his life time he will end up reading 25,550 books. Now that’s a hefty amount of books to read!

As of the end of last August there were 168,178,719 books in the world. Given that this number remains the same for the next 70 years, you would have read 0.0152% of the books in the world, if you have read a book a day. Yet, the depressing conclusion I reached is this: it really doesn’t matter much how many books I go through but what matters the most is learning from them.

Given that Google is moving along in their creation of the last library, and they are already beyond the 10 million books mark, they will certainly give the word reading a book a whole new meaning. Just to think of the prospect of having the biggest library in the whole world search-able and accessible online! It would most certainly would make reading a book a day a lot easier.

So what do you think about reading books and the Google library? Wouldn’t you be worried if that much knowledge is listed under the name of one corporation?

Traditional Library Books Belong to Museums; Thanks to E-Readers

Cushing Academy – a prep school near Boston – administrators took a courageous decision and decided that the 144 year old school – at this point of time – doesn’t really need a library. What does that mean to traditional libraries? Will other institutes follow?

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