When we got home, I did a little research and discovered that you can create a wish list on IndieBound, so I made one.
- You can sort the order of books on your wish list.
- You can indicate favorite independent bookstores. If one of them sells the book online, the wish list links to it.
- Your list has an rss feed, that you can add to your blog, or website.
- There isn't a way for the gift buyer to indicate that they've purchased the book, so that no one else buys it.
- IndieBound doesn't seem to list e-book versions. You can only indicate if you want a hardcover, paperback, or sometimes an audio version of the book.
- The only way to indicate if you would like an e-book, is to go to your local bookstore's website, see if they sell e-books, and if they do, go back and write a note on your wish list that says you would like the e-book version.
- Looks like independent bookstores are using an e-book service called Kobo.
Have you used IndieBound for your book wish list and/or Kobo as your e-book reader?
If you have, I'd love to hear about your experience, or any other alternative wish list ideas.