I just noticed this on the Alabama BookSmith website, you can buy ebooks from them.
The interwebs are all a Twitter with the new IndieBound iPhone app, but I had not read deep enough into all the news to realize that the stores had started competing in this space too.
Though they may not have many customers via the ebooks channel yet, it’s smart that they are making it an option to site visitors and store customers. Even though they’re hands are tied by the DRM publishers and distributors have on their books, I thought that the eBooks FAQ was pretty informative for the everyday newbie.
On September 16th, at 6:30pm, The Alabama Booksmith will play host to a live simulcast with author Philip Roth. The Booksmith is one of a handful of venues that will be dialed into the event, allowing visitors to watch Philip Roth and participate in a Q&A with the reclusive author.
According to their site, the Booksmith will have copies of all 29 Roth titles available and will be serving wine (to help fortify your courage to throw out questions to Roth, on this national stage).
Roth’s new title (with a ho-hum so-so cover) drops a couple of weeks from now and is titled Indignation.
This Friday night at 6pm Joshilyn Jackson will be signing her new book The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, at the Alabama Booksmith.Via the Alabama Booksmith’s site:
Award-winning Atlanta author (and true Southerner) Joshilyn Jackson returns with The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, a charming, but dark, mystery full of family secrets, Southern twang, outrageous characters, and a surprise ending that will leave you kicking yourself for not seeing it coming. Joshilyn’s short fiction has been published in literary magazines and anthologies including Triquarterly and Calyx, and her plays have been produced in Atlanta and Chicago. Her best-selling debut novel, gods in Alabama, won SIBA’s 2005 Novel of the Year Award and was a #1 Booksense pick. Between, Georgia was also a #1 Booksense pick, making Jackson the first author in Booksense history to receive #1 status in back to back years.