Borders is Liquidating – what this means to readers

If you all saw the article on Yahoo talking Borders Liquidation then you know things are changing.  The industry giant had a deal that fell out earlier last week when the buyers backed out.

What this means for readers?  Honestly, it’s going to suck for those of us that love bookstores.  However, Jean Marie Stine, publisher of Sizzler Editions suggests that a resurgence of mom and pop bookstores may occur.  This is obviously a good thing for us as writers as it gives us a lot more access to numerous smaller markets to sell our books because of the relationship building between authors and store owners.  Plainly put, the larger authors can draw in audiences to help small businesses grow.  The smaller authors may not have the draw at first, but local authors or authors that travel (like myself) can get around to meet more of our audiences without having to go through a huge chain of command.

My heart goes out to the 11,000 employees of Borders stores and I’m a little (well a LOT actually) disappointed by what liquidating means.  Books will get returned, shredded and the waste I don’t even want to imagine.

But readers aren’t going without.  Kindle, the Sony E-reader battle will continue as technology advances.  The iPad and other devices will continue to develop new and old readers as prices continue to drop.

Ultimately it’s a toss up but I’m going to have to run with it.

In the meantime, you can get most of my books through Amazon’s Kindle store.  Check them out here

About saschaillyvichauthor

Proclaimed by the Publishing industry as the Bad Boy of Romance, Sascha started writing eighteen years ago. His erotic romances have been listed under the Night Owl Romance and Road to Romance’s Recommended read list, and he's been nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio Former host of The Unnamed Romance Show on Radio Dentata Sascha continues to write for Red Sage, Decadent Publishing, Sizzler Editions and Total E-bound. Find him at http://saschaillyvichauthor.com Agency Representation provided by The Corvisiero Agency Editor for Sizzler Editions Intoxication Erotic Romance line, Sascha is also part of the WriteSex Panel, a blog group defining erotica for writers in any genre! Find us at http://www.write-sex.com
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