Thursday, March 19, 2009

Going Indie

I have this dream, see? I wanna be rich enough to buy this old plantation house down the road and open up a writer's retreat/bed and breakfast/bookstore...but I wanna be so rich that I can get people to do all the work AND so rich that I can just give away the books and don't have to worry about sales. So, basically, I want to live on a plantation house with servants and surround myself with books, readers, and writers. Is that so wrong?

The point (yes, I have one) is that I am going Indie around here.

Not the Jones sort of Indie (mmmm), but the buy-from-local-bookstores sort of Indie. Since I can't have my Plantation-B&B-Writer'sRetreat-Bookstore-of-Joy, I like to dream that someone out there does have it...and in order to ensure they keep it, then we've got to support the locals. So I've added a little blue IndieBound logo to the sidebar. And books on this blog are gonna be linked to IndieBound, no where else. Not that I don't like Amazon--I do. But, see, I get like I dunno 2 pennies or something for every book you buy from my links, and, well, that's 2 pennies closer to my Awesome-SuperAmazing!-Plantation-B&B-Writer'sRetreat-Bookstore-of-Joy-and-Awesomeness.

11 comments:

Litgirl01 said...

I agree... and I love that little logo! :-) Hope you get your plantaion house. Maybe you can invite me to visit... we'll sit on the porch and drink iced tea!

Litgirl01 said...

That's plantation! Erm...

Corey Schwartz said...

What a nice fantasy :)

Davin Malasarn said...

I'm trying hard to buy from local book stores too. I think it's really important to do that. Amazon is fine, but in the end, we want multiple people offering books to us, not just one group. I've also been trying to by books from new authors, or at least give them a chance by browsing through new books that aren't on the first table in the store.

beth said...

LitGirl: I do, too! That's such a creative design--just what you'd expect from Indies! And you're welcome on my Plantation of Awesome--but I'll be having lemonade (I'm a true Southerner, but can't stand the iced tea! For shame, I know....)

Corey: It's not a fantasy--it's a plan! ;)

Davin: I try as well--both with the local bookstores and the new authors. I particularly try to pair the two--I feel like I'm really helping a new author when I buy local (bigger return on royalty, right?).

Robyn said...

Plantation?? Give away books?? Hey, I'm in! The price is right.:)

Seriously, what a wonderful, fantastical(is that a word) dream and I hope it comes true. Hey here's a thought, I could bring the horses and let folks ride through some trails. There is land attached to this plantation, I presume? :)

beth said...

Oh, yeah! Add a ranch to the plantation and I'm in HEAVEN!!!!

(btw, it's the big white house on Andrew's Mill Road...not really technically a plantation, but it's my dream so I'll call it what I want :)

Keri Mikulski said...

Sounds fun and an amazing dream. :)

Lady Glamis said...

Yeah... dreaming right alongside you. :)

lotusgirl said...

I'd just settle for the servants to do all the work around the house that I hate.

beth said...

Keri: It is! And it WILL happen.

Glam: Yay!

Lois: You know, I wouldn't complain if I had that, too...