There is an article in the New York Times about people who are self-publishing books and then having small local community book stores print copies of their books for sale.
I like this idea. The fact that anyone can self-publish a book and then make it available to their local community through a community bookstore is exciting to me. Maybe this could help revitalize local book stores, which would be great, as I have been getting nervous that book stores were a dying breed.
I wonder if this type of publishing could equalize access to information. Maybe political and social justice movements could use this new technology as a tool to spread their messages to mobilize local communities.
What do you think? I know many of my readers have self published books and I would love for you to share links to your books here, if applicable. Have any of you thought of partnering with a local book store to use this new tool? How could you see this being used? Do you think this could help spread information or is this less relevant now with the rise of the internet and social media? What do you see as the future for local independent book stores?
I would love to hear your thoughts! Thank you so much for reading!