Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Heroines of Indie Bookselling

Lisa Corson
At a time when things are looking tougher than ever for indie bookstores, because of one particular big, horrible mammoth online retailer/publisher, I was really thrilled to see this article. In Time, no less. Awesome! :D

Ever since Google bailed out on indie bookstores, I've been feeling like they've been the butt of a really bad cosmic joke. #iamfoolish

Well, let's take a look at who these awesome ladies are. They run an online bookselling business called ... wait for it ...!

Emily Books. It’s a two-woman operation run by Emily Gould — former Gawker writer and author of And the Heart Says Whatever — and Ruth Curry.
“I worked with these large publishers for most of my career, and there is a lot of fear over how much power Amazon and Apple have over the marketplace,” says Curry. “But nobody is asking, ‘What can we do?’ or ‘How can we fix this?’”

Ooh ooh!! Me!! I'm asking! See? I posted this today on one of my other blogs.

But enough about me. These two women are so awesome I think they're the real heroines in indie bookselling.
So ... here's the Emily Books website.  And here's the really cool Emily Books blog! #furiouslyhappy

And there's the logo. Awesome, isn't it?

So ... do you guys carry mysteries? :) I just had to ask.

PS: I'm still really puzzled by this, in light of this. Curiouser and curiouser.

PPS: Take heart. One fed-up publisher is doing better without Amazon. :)

PPPS: I nearly forgot to mention this post. Duh!

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