Black Letter Media has just launched an online book store, focusing on books and eBooks by small publishers and self-published authors. The BLM Store (http://theblmstore.net) aims to provide a platform for new voices, enabling them to reach more readers – a worthy cause indeed:
From the press release:
Black Letter Media is excited to announce the launch of the online bookstore theblmstore.net (The BLM Store) selling books, eBooks produced by independent publishers and self-published authors. The BLM Store went live on the 31st of May 2012. The BLM Store will sell poetry, fiction, non-fiction in print and eBook formats and deliver to customers worldwide.
Due to the rise in digital publishing technologies and writers taking the publishing reigns into their own hands, Black Letter Media realised that more people are getting comfortable with shopping online and reading books on their computers and various e-reader devices.
The BLM Store is about discovering literary gems and putting them in the hands of the avid reader who’s looking for new literature. “Readers are craving for new voices,” says Duduzile
Mabaso, founder and CEO of Black Letter Media. “But those voices don’t always get the chance to enter the mainstream and reach these readers.”
The BLM Store is the short bridge between small publishers and self-published authors and their readers. “We believe in the DO IT generation,” Mabaso continues. “This store is a platform for that kind of writer, publisher and reader.”