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Support your independent bookstores!

Posted by Jay Barry on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, In : Books 

After a back and forth email chain, an order, and a delivery, the Tattered Cover bookstore has my book on its shelves in all three of its (Denver) bookstores. This makes me both happy and freaked out.

It should go without saying, that I am pleased an independent bookstore agreed to put my book on its shelves. But now there’s the underlying fear and thoughts of “What if it doesn’t sell? What if I have to take all 9 of my books back?”

 Henry David Thoreau, after having his book Walden...

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The oddities of book selling

Posted by Jay Barry on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, In : Books 

I had a little time on my hands so I looked up “Throttling the Bard” on Amazon. I was pleased to see that other bookstores had picked up my book and were selling it, but surprised that a store (The Meirin USA) not only has it in stock, but ships out of Japan! (Naturally they had the most expensive price.) So I go to their site and try to find my book, but it didn’t come up in ...

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