Thank you for this great post, Kristen. 🙂
We’ve had an eventful week or so with my last couple of unplanned posts. In all fairness, I did expect to get some knickers in a twist (which I did) with my post Pay the Writer. As a quick recap, I love used bookstores. They get a lot more of my money than I like to admit *looks up number to 12 Step Sponsor*
You don’t understand. Half Price Books has books ZEN DOODLES. No frigging idea what those are…just that I need some.
I’m not against “discovering” an author there.
But writers? If we promote used bookstores, make sure to remind readers you don’t get paid that way. Discovery must serve a purpose. Exposure must have the follow-up to be effective.
Because if you don’t ever make any money, you have to go work retail. If you work retail, one day you will be asked one too many stupid…
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