Agatha Hattie is doing great so far, however I just wanted to share an article I wrote on my blog. Leslie and I are now in the phase of promoting Agatha Hattie. We are so proud of this book and really want to get it out there. While checking in with local indie bookstores in Seattle I received this response from a retailer:
“Thank you for thinking of our bookstore. Unfortunately, your book does not meet our current programming needs. In almost no circumstances do we promote CreateSpace or Kickstarter books, since they are products of Amazon, which has hurt independent businesses like ours across this country like no other thing ever. Best of luck going forward with your book.”
We were not aware of these issues when we started work on this book, since receiving this response I've researched it and yes there is a lot of this going on. We will continue to check in with local shops and see if we can find those who will support us. We really wanted to reach out to our local Seattle bookshops but we may not be welcome in some of them.
We want to thank you all again for believing in our project and helping us to get this far. We will keep moving forward in good spirits!
You can read more about our experience (here).
Thanks for your support! <3