Birmingham has found its place in the United States economy as a future leader in technology and innovation. To further this mission, companies from all sectors continue to meld tech into their everyday practices.
For example, Books-a-Million is integrating technology to make it easier for local authors to “self-publish”; a perfect example of innovating and inviting the world of technology into a market place that has been thriving for centuries.
Silicon Valley is the leader of innovating businesses and creating new technologies; it would be foolish of me to think Birmingham is near that level, but we are getting there.
Through noticing how tech can impact such a historical market, Books-a-Million has started integrating a program to help authors who want to self publish. By partnering with Fast Pencil, the Bham based company will begin having a major role in many author futures.
“Providing a self-publishing platform that includes the opportunity for in-store distribution is a great way for us to enhance our customer’s experience and support authors who choose the self-publishing path.”
– Mary Gallagher, EVP Merchandising at Books-a-Million, told the BBJ
Details for you Authorpeneurs:
- Lowest Subscription – Pro. designed book cover, hard-copy proof, distribution on BAM’s e-commerce marketplace
- Highest Subscription – $1,799 and $2,799, in store selling of books, marketing tools, and website creation!