Virtual Bookstore in Second Life

Thursday’s Bite

a blog exploring new romance venues

the book nook in second lifeLast winter I placed The Dark Huntsman, a Fantasy Romance of the Black Court on the shelves of The Book Nook, a virtual book store in Second Life run by fellow fantasy romance author Sharon Clare. If you are unfamiliar with Second Life, it’s a place online where you create an avatar of yourself and you can visit locations all over the world, different countries, cities, museums. In this case The Book Nook is a romance only store located in virtual London, Victoria. Isn’t that cool? My book is available in a virtual bookstore in London!

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You can take your avatar and walk down the street in London, and walk right into the bookstore. It looks just like this, except these were taken December 2013, so I doubt Sharon has left the snowman and holiday rug out. When you click on the book you can read a blurb and there is a purchase link that takes you directly to Amazon, so you can buy the book. It’s just like buying a book in a real bookstore except you make the final purchase through your Amazon account and it shows up on your e-reader.The Dark Huntsman pic_001 (2)

 

 

This month I added Prince by Blood and Bone to the virtual scene and I’m pretty excited to see it up on the shelves.

You can discover the Book Nook in London: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/214/146/24

Like The Book Nook on Facebook

Add it to your circles on Google Plus

Follow on Twitter @BookNookVirtual

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6 Comments

Filed under Prince by Blood and Bone, self publishing, The Dark Huntsman, Thursdays Bite

6 responses to “Virtual Bookstore in Second Life

  1. Great article, Jessica, and thank you kindly for promoting The Book Nook! You are right, the snowman is gone 🙂 I actually received a message from my landlord in January asking if I knew I still had a snowman in my shop. I laughed and replied, I live in Canada! We’ll have snowmen until April. But I took it out. Also, I’ve changed locations, and we’re in London, Victoria now, a sim that gets a crazy amount of daily traffic, over 70K visitors. This is the SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/214/146/24

    You’ll see Prince By Blood and Bone up front on the new shelf!

    Thank you again for your wonderful article!

  2. Sharon’s Book Nook is fabulous. Confession time: I was afraid to join Second Life, too tempting. A book store makes the virtual world even more irresistible. If I find out Sharon gives discounts to friends, I’ll really be in trouble. LOL

  3. Trouble coming we see as never leaving the computer. What an interesting idea. Thanks for sharing.

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