Are you worried that digital books will ruin your favorite independent bookstore? This GalleyCat editor will join the #FollowReader Twitter chat at 4 pm today to discuss how you can support your local bookstore this year.
You can fill up your new tablet or mobile device with eBooks from indie bookshops with a few simple tools. Below, we’ve collected steps on how to buy eBooks from an indie bookstore.
1. Check the massive list of Independent Bookstores Selling Google eBooks. Find the store you want to support. Follow the store link to shop for eBooks.
2. Download the Google eBook reading app for your device.
3. If you have an Android-based mobile phone or tablet device, you can also download the Indiebound Reader for Android to read or add to your collection.
4. If you have an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, you can also get the Indiebound Reader for iOS app to read your eBooks.
5. Check out our Best Indie Bookstores on Twitter list and share some digital support in your online communities as well.
For everybody else, here are some QR Code Tools for Booksellers, Authors & Publishers–easy ways to share Google eBooks.
Green Apple Books co-owner Pete Mulvihill also shared tips on how How Independent Bookstores Can Use Google eBooks.