I'd had the domain name for years but hadn't done anything with it, and it was time to admit I was never going to code a site from scratch, no matter how much I pretended it was going to happen. I have basic html skills but no patience when it comes to design. I wanted something clean and colorful, where I could introduce myself and my book to the world, or at least to a corner of the web.
Next order of business: I know I'm late to the party, but I think this topic is worth revisiting.
Remember that super-annoying, condescending Slate article ("Don't Support Your Local Bookseller") late last year? I found some excellent rebuttals to it I'd like to share:
- Why Independent Bookstores Matter by Rob W. Hart
- More Books, More Choices: Why America Needs Its Indies by Rachel Meier
How do you balance Amazon versus indie stores?
Do you have access to local booksellers in your neck of the woods?
Edited to add: for some reason this post went out twice, so I deleted one version. Sorry to lose the comments :(