I also love supporting local bookstores.
To do both, I decided to become an affiliate of Bookshop[dot]org – an ecommerce platform where readers can buy good books, and their sales support local bookstores. Note: Being an affiliate means that when you purchase through the bookshop links on my site, I’ll receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you.
No joke: according to their website, 75% of their profit margin goes toward local bookstores and authors!
I don’t know about you, but that seems incredible to me.
I’ll be the first to acknowledge that you could find most of these books for a cheaper price on other platforms. And I do love me some low prices!
However, I’ll also be the first to tell you that when books are sold for pretty cheap, the authors don’t make much money from a sale.
Let’s make it worth their while to keep writing great books by buying from places that truly support authors – and your local economy!
Find out more about Bookshop[dot]org and how they share their profits with bookstores here.