The world is kind of a crazy place.
Not long ago, an author had to rely on landing a traditional publishing deal if he or she wanted to sell books.
But with the invention of print-on-demand services, such as CreateSpace, and eBook technology, such as Nook and Kindle, anyone can publish his or her work to a worldwide audience. Just yesterday, for instance, someone in Brazil purchased The Fifteenth of June.
That just blows my mind . . . in a good way, of course.
That said, I still have a soft spot for local commerce and the community where I live.