Do you still have an independent bookstore near you? According to a recent article in the New York Times, only 2000 independent bookstores are left in the US. According to an article in the New Yorker, independents now only sell 10 percent of all purchased books.
I’m helping with the demise, in my own electronic way. I have Amazon links in my text, there’s a “Currently Reading” Amazon link on the lower right. At least I’ve got the Indie link (independent bookstores) under my books.
As e-books become more popular and as the Internet makes it so easy for us to stay home and order online, we authors and potential authors still need independent bookstores for at least three reasons:
1. We still love a pleasurable place to browse real books, particularly the new photo-heavy [Read more…] about Why to Buy Your Next Book at an Indie Bookstore