As if our current economy wasn’t bad enough for small businesses, independent bookstores may be struggling, due to competing with the chains and online retailers like Amazon.com. Nevertheless, when it comes to appearing in person for an event or book signing, or arranging consignment deals for in-stock carriage, the independent bookstore is the independently published author’s best friend.
Let’s make it easy for you to find them. Go to http://newpages.com/bookstores/default.htm for a list of states in the United States and click on your state for the major independent bookstores in your area. Feel like traveling out of state, this resource will supply you with all the independent bookstores you want to find. You can even purchase mailing lists to these stores pretty inexpensively if you want to send a promotional mailing.
In fact, other resources are on the New Pages website, too, including information about every literary magazine published in the US, and more. The Main page is at http://www.newpages.com
Good luck and have fun!