How cool and crazy is this? A reader posted the above pic on Twitter yesterday. They were in one of the Powell’s locations in Portland. As they entered the Gold Room, they headed toward science fiction and wondered idly if perhaps WOOL would be shelved there. It was a dim hope, right? But there on the featured shelf with the latest releases were brand new copies of the Omnibus!
Pretty crazy. It’s awesome that CreateSpace makes these print-on-demand books available through wholesale outlets so that libraries and bookstores can order copies. It really is a brave new world for publishing. Of course, the bookstore takes the risk that the copies won’t sell (which means they won’t be able to return them for a full refund), but the current return system needs to be modified, anyway. What this really tells me is that the reader is king. If you stir up the demand, the system will find a way to supply you. The power is entirely in your hands.