I was going to edit my previous post that started this conversation and add this information to it but maybe this will help keep the talk flowing. I can’t believe that more writers don’t have input/ideas/brainstorming to do on this topic.
Erin Dealey author of Little Bo Peep Can’t Get To Sleep and Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox shared a great idea about working with her local independent bookstore, Hidden Passages in Placerville.
She says, “With their permission, I put their book store linkon my web site so that people can order signed copies of my books through the book store. When they get an order, they call me and I sign it, and the book store sends it to the customer. This has happened often and I have signed books for folks all over the United States! “
What a great tip! I’m off to call my local independent, Hickleebees about doing the same thing.
Who else has a great bookstore tip to share?
What a great idea! Thanks. This is a good subject.
Your Web site is neat too Susan. Enjoyed my visit.
Thanks a bunch. Don’t give up on the brainstorming. You started off with a bunch of good ideas of your own but it takes time for critical mass and as a rule, I don’t think we writers wait very well. 😉
I just wish we had an independent bookseller. (We have a store called Bookland but it’s actually more like Magazine-and-Lotteryland. I don’t think they have more than five or six books, seriously.)
Scary. And Booksense, as much as I love the idea, I can’t seem to get to work right for me. I’ve never actually managed to order books through Booksense.
Erin has always been a smart girl, hasn’t she? 🙂
Yep. And I just syndicated her blog over here on LJ so we can read it through our friends’ pages. Check out
Thanks beachalatte! Great site, Susan. And thanks for letting everyone know about my blog. I’ve got you linked on my site too. Writers need to stick together!
Linking is a great idea! I have become good friends with my bookseller! Now all I need is a book! haha
I think what I’m learning is that we should all be friends BEFORE we need each other.
A well-timed suggestion: I’ll have to remember that. 🙂
A July girl
By the way- we have the same birthday!
Re: A July girl
ooh – the only birthday twins I’ve had til now have been Robin Williams and Ernest Hemingway. I’ve got a lot of both in me.