Book Sale Manager was one of the few selected contestants for the Pepsi Refresh Everything project.
Online PR News – 04-May-2010 – – Book Sale Manager is proud to announce their campaign to create awareness about library book sales in the U.S. has been selected to compete in the Pepsi Refresh Everything contest. Refresh everything is a campaign Pepsi started to help fund philanthropic causes. Each month, over 1000 different ideas are picked from thousands of applications to compete for votes. The cause with the highest votes is awarded a donation.
“We are really excited to be selected for this contest,” said Jessica, Co-founder of Book Sale Manager. “We are passionate about helping libraries and other nonprofit organizations spread the word about book sales. These book sales help raise money for charities, spread literacy, and provide steeply discounted books. It’s really just a win-win for all involved and we are proud to be a resource for the community.”
Book Sale Manager is a new site that launched within the last year with the aim of giving libraries a free place to list their book sales to increase attendance. “We really wanted to create a forum where libraries could quickly and easily list their sales and users could just as easily find book sales,” said Jessica. “After talking with several libraries we just saw this gap. There really wasn’t a solution out there that utilized the latest technology in databases, web 2.0, and web design. So we decided to introduce one.”
Book Sale Manager features an impressive set of search and management tools. Users can search for book sales by simply clicking on a state or entering a zip code and finding sales within a preselected radius. Once a user finds a sale there is a host of information they can use to help plan their trip. “We provide sale descriptions, contact information, Google maps and one click directions, plus the ability to save the sale to your Google, iCal, or Outlook calendar. We also give users the option to share book sales on Facebook, Twitter, and over 250 other social media sites – we want these listings to go viral,” stated Jessica when asked about the features.
The team at Book Sale Manager is proud of the work they are doing, and they hope campaigns like Refresh Everything help create even more awareness for nonprofit book sales and used book stores. When asked about the contest, Jessica said, “Obviously winning would be nice, but we are just thrilled that we have the opportunity to reach more people. Hopefully someone will read our campaign and think to themselves – wow book sales, what a great idea!”
You can vote for Book Sale Manager every day during the month of May at: http://www.refresheverything.com/booksalemanager