You hear a lot about how we should support independent bookstores. I definitely agree with that, and do it all I can. You should think about doing your part. Particularly, you should think about buying my book, Bones Buried in the Dirt, from Tattered Cover. That’d be a good start.
Mega stores such as Amazon have made buying books and such very convenient, but they have so much power that they can choose what books you are able to choose from and what authors/publishers get for those books. Keeping independents alive is the only other choice you have, and it really is a choice. If you don’t like the practices that the mega stores engage in, perhaps you should think about buying my book, Bones Buried in the Dirt, from Tattered Cover.
Now, some people might think that I’m trying to exploit people’s feelings about this issue to sell books. That might, in fact, be the case. Touché, in fact. Regardless, you can buy my book on Amazon or from Tattered Cover. Just remember that you would be supporting an independent bookstore if you bought it from Tattered Cover.
Heck, I’m just happy if people are reading it.