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Epiphany

The idea of having a book swapping app has always been our dream. This will surely facilitate book swapping for free. And if the idea goes well, it is easy to replicate the same model and expand out of our home ground, Singapore.

So far, most of the costs are borne by Team BooksAvenue, coming from personal pockets to build a dream. Everyone wants cheap and good, someone has to start something. And that’s how BooksAvenue started.

Yet how can we build an app when there is no knowledge or monetary strength to support so?

After much brainstorming, a solution has been found. It is a cheap and good solution.

A Telegram group has created to help facilitate book swaps in Singapore. This group will help book swappers to source and search for books available to swap. It’s a brilliant solution, much mobile and efficient in matchmaking book swap requests.

As such, all requests should be channeled to the Telegram group.

The quest for building our app is not over. The desire for building the app remains, but at the same time, it is necessary to advance forward with time.

So to break the vicious cycle of waiting, an alternative has to be done first. Hopefully once we have sufficient users, it is justifiable and in fact, more motivating for us to seek out ways to build the app.

Currently BooksAvenue has a friend in Malaysia who is willing to partner and work with us to build the app. While there are main jobs for us to perform in the day, it is only fair to execute this within our means and in our freetime.

The telegram shall be a public group and will be monitored. Moderator roles will be given, and similarly, it can be requested from Fox. Feel free to share the group with our fellow readers in Singapore. This will help to facilitate readers to swap books efficiently.

A simple solution to a challenge that has bugged us for months!

Such an epiphany!

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The 100 Words Book Review

This idea went into cold storage about 3 years ago. Back then, we were focused on book sales, book swaps, sourcing and delivering books. And being a uber small team to run BooksAvenue, we didn’t want to burden ourselves with additional tasks. After all, there are sites like goodreads.com and the local SG review site, singaporereviewofbooks.org.

Now that we have revamped the model to focus on book swaps only, it’s the right time for us to do up an additional section for book reviews. Getting book reviews from international sites gives an assurance and a certain degree of preview and expectation of a particular title. Wouldn’t it be better if there is another local perspective for consideration?

Indisputably, it is not our aim to compete with international major sites as mentioned above. It is, however, our humble efforts to contribute and to give everyone a great reading experience.

And so we started this 100 Words Book Review today. This 100 words Book Review allows everyone to contribute and write a review on any titles that you have finished. Certainly, this is not revenue or sales driven. Our fans can be assured that all the reviews are unbiased and not motivated by publishers or whatsoever. The only condition is it has to be 100 words. Literally.

As usual, we do not ask anything in return. We only want you to have a great and terrific reading experience. Afterall, BooksAvenue is all about bringing people closer to Literature and Art.

Peace.

 

To read or post a book review, go to:

booksavenue.boards.net/board/11/100-words-book-review

Reviews will be subsequently posted on this website Booksavenue.co

 

 

 

 

 

 

BooksAvenue Forum is up!

Yes we have a forum now!

We have been trying to tackle the problem of creating a usable platform for all our friends and fans to post their Book Swap Requests, selling of second-hand books and all.

With the forum, it will be able to fill the void that the reading community needs. In the past there used to be a website called, secondhandbooks.com.sg. But it seems that it’s gone and no more similar sites after that.

We are still setting up and tying up loose ends. We hope you enjoy this forum as much as we do! 😀

 

http://booksavenue.boards.net/

New Changes In Coming 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, we would like to take this chance to wish all our readers and friends, Merry Xmas and a Happy 2016!

Team BooksAvenue is preparing for 2016. Plans are drawn up and changes will be made. And we are ecstatic with the upcoming changes.

2015 has been a fruitful year for us. Many changes were introduced and more positive results were obtained, especially a higher spike in readership. This is a confirmation that we are on the right track! We are very motivated by such and will continue to work even harder to bring the literature world closer to you.

Coming 2016, we will be changing our tagline, or slogan. Currently it is, “Our Books, Your Convenience”. As the retail side has been shut down, we think that this slogan is very much outdated. We will be coming up with a more relevant slogan to capture the epitome of our project, BooksAvenue. More will be revealed in the days to come. This will be accompanied with a change of logo too.

Secondly, we are thrilled to announce that we will be venturing into the world Chinese paintings. Yes we will be selling Chinese paintings imported from all around the world, largely by Singapore and China artists. The paintings will be captured and displayed on our website, and Q0010 site too.

That being said, we will be starting up a new section on our page to depict and explain ways to appreciate chinese paintings, the history and the artist.

This is gonna be exciting! Stay tuned. Thank you for all your support!! 🙂

Announcement of change in business

With effect from 1st January 2016, BooksAvenue will cease the online retail book sales. This helps to realign BooksAvenue’s core business to fulfill both local and international market’s demands.

However, the previous posts of physical books will still be available for perusal.

Secondly, we are seeking online writers to help to contribute to our site. Every written article will be paid, depending on the quality. Interested parties please write in to booksavenue@yahoo.com.sg

Lastly, BooksAvenue wishes all a HAPPY 2016 and thank everyone for your strong support all these years. ^ ^