I ran into a former co-worker tonight. We worked together as sales clerks in the general book department at the Brigham Young University bookstore seven years ago, and tonight she reminded me of a really funny quote. I used to laugh about a customer who asked where they could find our nonfiction novels!
Working as a bookseller for a short time continues to be a very valuable experience for me as an aspiring author. A lot has changed since then, but I still remember my boss explaining to us how Amazon.com was the top competitor for all bookstores. Now Borders doesn't even exist and self-publishing and e-books has exploded. Still, my experiences as a book seller helped me see that side of the industry. Pretty much I love books!