Anne’s thoughts on book marketing as opposed to book publishing have got me thinking – what of book selling too?
I went to buy a book last week, in my local independent bookshop. I asked them if they had any novels by local authors, which seemed to bemuse them slightly. They thought of Tracy Chevalier, who has written about the area – but she is well known, traditionally published and lives in London. I don’t have anything against any of those things, but what I wanted was to support a local author just starting out, or someone who had self-published their novel.
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