The indie publisher of the day is Barefoot Books, a Massachusetts-based indie that proudly states, “At the heart of everything we do are our core values: imagine, explore, create, connect, and give back.” According to co-founder and CEO Nancy Traversy, in an article shared by Shelf Awareness, Amazon’s automated publisher services couldn’t quite grok the philosophy. “We couldn’t even talk to a human being,” she said. “It’s not a very satisfying way of doing business.”
Barefoot will no longer suffer the dissatisfaction, as the publisher has cut all ties with Amazon, in the U.S and the U.K. Barefoot Books titles can be purchased from the publisher’s own website and, of course, your local indie. Show your support!