Ed here: Don't know how many of you saw this so I thought I'd run it. I like independent bookstores. I know they're having a difficult time adjusting to the astonishing success of e books. All of us are. But I don't think this is the right way to proceed.
Amazon.com announced the launch of Thomas & Mercer, publishing
mysteries and thrillers. The new imprint will begin with four books to
be released this year: “Resuscitation” by D.M. Annechino, “Stirred” by
J.A. Konrath and Blake Crouch, “The Immortalists” by Kyle Mills, and
“Already Gone” by John Rector. As a bookstore that supports writers,
we also appreciate the writers who support bookstores. Therefore,
Mystery on Main Street will not carry these books; earlier books by
these writers available through other publishers will not be stocked
and those on our shelves will be returned. With limited shelf space
and financing, we do not intend to offer either one to Amazon.com. We
will be putting our energies into promoting other authors.
DavidMystery on Main Street