May 21, 2021
In this episode Mark interviews author Susan Faw who is also the owner and founder of Dragon's Lair Artist Emporium, a physical bookstore in Norther Ontario that showcases books from indie authors.
Prior to the interview, Mark shares a personal update, comments from recent episodes, and a word from this episode's sponsor.
This episode is sponsored by Findaway Voices.
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In their conversation, Mark and Susan talk about:
After the interview, Mark reflects on the unique customers for print books in local physical bookstores, as contrasted to online shoppers on Amazon. He also reminds authors to consider their own books from the bookstore owner's perspective.
Links of Interest:
Susan Faw is a Canadian author of young adult fantasy and dystopian fiction. Her debut novel, Seer of Souls was awarded first place for the best young adult mythology of 2016, Chanticleer Reviews, and the grand prize of the Dante Rossetti for best young adult fiction of 2016, Chanticleer Reviews.
Dragon's Lair Artist Emporium is the brain child of owner Susan Faw. Frustrated with the lack of venues available to independent authors, she a book store dedicated to authors worldwide, who have chosen a self-publishing career.
Dragon's Lair Artist Emporium knows that there are many
wonderful books deserving to be seen, and to be read. Dragon's Lair
was born to give the independently published author what they have
long been denied - space on a physical store shelf. Not only is
this space for them, but their business model is built around
showcasing the amazing, unrepresented talent that exists in the
indie publishing sphere.