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Saturday, May 30, 2020 Proves the Power of Independent Bookstores #StartUps

On this episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff features a company that has created an excellent solution for independent bookstores to compete with big behemoths like Amazon. Andy Hunter is founder of Bookshop.organ online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.

Hunter has a background in the publishing industry, and is also a publisher and co-creator of Literary Hub. 

Launched at the beginning of the year, has raised $1.8 million (and counting!) for local bookstores, and in just 11 weeks, has captured 1.5 percent of Amazon’s total market for physical books.

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During the interview, Andy discusses: 

  • Why he created
  • How the platform supports local, independent bookstores…
  • … And how it’s able to compete with the likes of Amazon
  • The experiential aspect of a bookstore, and the personal touch and atmosphere that local, indie bookstores provide over competitors
  • How independent bookshop merchants can join the platform
  • The company’s affiliate program

For more on, visit the official website and stay up-to-date on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Next up, Jeff features “Detroit: Engine of America,” a book written by R.J. King, journalist and editor of DBusiness magazine, which was just named named a finalist in the 30th annual Midwest Book Awards.

Jeff summarizes the book’s coverage of the history of Detroit and the auto industry, and R.J. then shares a summary of the book in his own words.

“Detroit: Engine of America” by R.J. King is available now wherever books are sold.

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