Anyone else remember bookstores? I’ll bet you do. When I was a child, it was one of my favorite places to go (second to the library), and when I was an adult it was my favorite date place. Yup. Lots of people went on dates at bookstores. Right?
As we all know, there are fewer bookstores every day. I try to tell myself that it’s the same thing as the disappearance of movie stores. Who needs a movie store? We can stream movies! Who needs a bookstore? We can download books! I get it, but you know…it still makes me a little sad.
One of the few stores that continues to carry books is Walmart, and I’m so thankful that many Walmart stores carry a full display of Harlequin and Love Inspired books. (Unfortunately my Walmart doesn’t, but let’s save that for another post.) One of the reasons I decided to publish with Love Inspired is that they have a good price point ($4.48) and they distribute through Walmart. Next time you stop by your local Walmart store, take a look. Even if you read on an e-reader, a book is a nice gift to give to a friend and it costs less than my favorite cup of coffee and scone.
A Perfect Amish Match is now available in bookstores everywhere as well as on-line, and it will be available in ebook on May 1.
What about you? Do you remember bookstores? Leave a comment below, and we’ll pull one winner to receive an autographed book from yours truly. Last week’s winner was Glinda (Glinda, you should have received an email from me today.)
Announcements for this week
- Visit my VC Boutique Store and you’ll see some new spring items. These would make great Mother’s day gifts. I hope you’ll check it out!
- The anthology I’m participating in, Summer of Suspense, is coming along nicely. You can preorder now at BN and Apple, and it will be available on Amazon soon.
- Are you signed up for my newsletter? Some fun announcements are coming soon, so be sure and sign up.
- My Plain & Simple Miracles series is currently on sale in ebook format. Prices are $2.99, $1.99 and $1.99. Details here.