Behold! The small press section of your local bookstore! Probably also resembles the small press section of your local library.
What can we do to fix that? There are lots of great books published every day by small presses--those publishers that do not send huge shipments of books to the major bookstores. Many readers don't even know these small presses exist. I live this every day.
Not long ago we had a terrific discussion about how to get the word out about small press books, how to get these books into stores--especially independent bookstores. Go here to read about it.
I admit I haven't quite dusted myself off from the last go-round, but I know some of you have been working on this. Care to tell us about it? What went well? What could have gone better?
And here's another question. What's the best small press book you've read lately? Tell us the author, title, publisher, and a brief description of the story, so we can all know what's worth checking into. Sounds like fun to me. I've loaned a couple of big bags of TBR lately, so the cupboard is nearly bare (except the digital cupboard).
I look forward to reading your bookstore stories, and the small press books that have taken your breath away!