My wife is an Indie Writer and I will say that Amazon is not all bad. It has freed her artistically from the restraints of a mainstream publisher and she makes a much higher percentage on the sale of each books sold on Amazon than she ever did from a mainstream publisher. She has branched out to new genres, taken charge of branding and promotion, and been more successful as an Indie author than she ever was through the big publishing houses.

Still, like you, I do miss walking the the aisles of a book store and taking in that rich “book smell.” I’m a nerd too.

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Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80

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