It seems like almost everyday news breaks about another independent bookstore closing. These stores are being edged out by bigger chains and online retailers, not to mention the rise in e-books. However, publisher Unbridled Books feels that there is a definite place for independent bookstores amidst the new era of technology. Unbridled has partnered with the American Bookseller Association in order to promote the IndieCommerce program and make affordable e-books available through the 250 indie bookstores that sell through Google’s ABA platform.
To jumpstart the partnership, for the next three days Unbridled will be selling twenty-five of their e-books titles for 25 cents each. Digital books that readers will be able to purchase include M. Allen Cunningham’s Green Age of Asher Witherow which is a coming of age tale set in a 19th-century California mining town; Marc Estrin’s The Good Doctor Guillotine, a fictional novel that follows five characters that are all destined for the guillotine during the French Revolution; and Masha Hamilton’s The Distance Between Us, a moving tale of a journalist who loses her colleague and lover while on assignment in Lebanon.
For a complete list of Unbridled's e-books on sale, see the publisher's Facebook page.