When feedbacktheatrebooks.com first went online in the fall of 2007, I had high hopes. For the next couple of years I worked diligently, listing first our own publications and later several hundred antiquarian and vintage books.
In June of 2008 Mollie, who had at first shared the site with me, took her 50%, Rough Magic Creations, to Etsy.com and the following November opened her holiday shop there.
At her urging, I opened my Etsy shop, ProsperosBookshelf, in January 2009, and am now approaching my 100th sale of vintage items. As compared to a grand total of 30 sales from the website in its three-year lifespan.
I could rant about the monetary cost of the site, its ponderous shopping cart and unreliable view tracker, but I won't belabor the point.
I've recently opened my second Etsy shop, FeedbackTheatrebooks, where all our publications now reside.
Will our audience find us there? It remains to be seen.
Do I regret the change? Not for an instant.