Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Is Deseret Book Bookstore the Only Place to Find LDS Fiction?

First off, before I posit an answer to my question, I want to make sure everyone is aware of the giveaway I've got running here for just a couple of more weeks. If you'd like a chance to win an autographed copy of my newest novel, Family Size, here's the form to do so. Please make sure that you leave me a way to get in touch with you (a comment in this section would be fine) and please remember that if you do not live in the US, I will give you a "signed" eBook copy instead (sorry, I've heard international shipping can be a pain).

Anyway, here it is:

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Ok, so back to my question today. Sometimes I wonder if independently publishing LDS fiction is a crazy thing to do. Amazon makes it pretty easy. With Amazon's tags and searches, readers can find my books when they type in "LDS fiction." Any other eBook search engine? Not so much. And really, where do people go if they want LDS books? I shake my head, not wanting to admit it, but yeah, probably Deseret Book. I'm a little sad to see the independent LDS bookstores going out of business because that means there are fewer places to browse (or market to, in my case).

That being said, I do have faith in my fellow Saints in thinking that they're as tech savy as I am--maybe more so--and therefore can find independently published books on the Net. And there are some really great websites out there which are helping out--sites like LDS Publisher and Mormon Books and Authors.

When you're looking for an LDS read, where do you look? Do you look for paperback books, or go with eBooks because of their portability and price point?