Thursday, November 20, 2008

Buy A Book Day

When the new book sales results for October were released by the top booksellers, the news was bleak. The tough economy is hitting the book business hard just like everything else. Published authors will have to work harder to keep their books on the shelves. Unpublished writers struggling to get agents and editors to take an interest in their work, will have less of a chance to become published.

There is something we can do to help. Buy a new book. Head to your local Borders or Barnes and Noble, or Wal-Mart, or Target, whatever bookseller is your preference, and buy a book.
Buy your favorite cookbook author, or romance, western, or horror. How about a children's book or perhaps young adult? There is a book out there for everyone. And with the holidays fast approaching, what better gift to give.

Buy a book and enjoy! :)


Dell Smith said...

Books are perfect gifts. Every interest is covered.
Bookstores are closing all the time making it even harder for a struggling writer to get published. When you do buy a book, I suggest going with an independent bookseller, whether online or brick and mortar. Spread the wealth (if you're not in the top 1% that is).

Cynthia Sherrick said...

Yes, I meant to mention that there are many smaller, independent booksellers who need our patronage as well.

Buy a new book and keep the publishing of books alive and well. :)