I am fortunate to live in Seattle, which is a city with many independent bookstores. Not everyone or every city is so lucky. Brick and mortar bookstores are closing at a rapid rate. Novelist Ann Patchett, who wrote the critically acclaimed Bel Canto among other titles, is opening her own bookstore.
Crown’s official line regarding Chopra’s decision to sign with Amazonis that they are not upset about Chopra’s addition of Amazon Publishing to his list of book publishers; they contend that the popular and often best-selling author has had more books lined up with Crown in the future.