So, here I am, once again trying to convince you all to support local independent bookstores, such as, in this case, one of my favorite local independent bookstores, Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop in La Verne, CA. My previous experiment with my graphic novel, Sidekicks, went so well I thought it would be nice to do it again!
I believe in supporting the growth of small business and feel that independent bookstores are a valuable part of our publishing ecosystem. Many websites can offer you books at a huge discount (upwards of 30%) and I am hoping to close that gap by offering you other valuable incentives that you can’t find anywhere else online or at major bookstores. If you purchase the book through my site, I will then take that money and use it to support a local business. In exchange, you will not only be owning a special one of a kind item, you will have also helped to keep a store in business in an industry that is slowly trying to transition to an electronic market.
I don’t know for sure if eBooks will be the way of the future, but I know that if small businesses die, then we will all find ourselves surrounded by a city full of empty lots, and I strongly feel that’s bad for a community.