One of the most valuable assets for small published authors is the independent bookstore.
I have heard so many authors utter those exact words. Unlike other businesses, like Barnes and Noble or (the dreaded) Amazon, booksellers at indie bookstores actually read the books they’re recommending. They add that touch of humanity that is so vital to the book industry. They listen to the customer’s needs and know the perfect book for every situation.
Booksellers are passionate people, and they want to talk about books with everyone who comes within earshot.
Now, as a former bookseller, I may seem biased by my professional association. However, I want to talk about a book with you, dear reader. But not just any book: I want to talk about your book.