TLDR: SHOP LOCAL, NERDS.
big huge giant shoutout to @shopwhittybooks. Victoria is a DIAMOND in Tulsa and I am so incredibly grateful for her support as I branch into the publishing world.
They do book clubs and readings and poetry and art crawls and by focusing on small presses and indie authors they fill a literary niche that is more and more important as the big giant blob that is "traditional" publishing becomes ever harsher toward diverse writers and readers.
As an indie author, I was ready to not have my book on brick and morter store unless it was me slipping it in because I'm shameless, but today when I went to sign a few more personalized copies, Victoria asked me if I wanted to leave an extra for the shelf…in a way that made it seem like she didn't want to put ME out.
Y'all I'm floored and honored and got to have one of those "screaming/crying/throwing up" mental moments as I, wide eyed, left.
📸 Photo is from my book launch, which Victoria so graciously helped me pull off, and was taken by @pqmultimedia
@magiccitybooks and @Eleanorsbookshop I have a few more copies, if y'all need a couple. 😂
ID: a masked white woman puts a copy of Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life into a bag for a customer in a brightly painted bookshop.
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