By Brooke Warner
We know we have choices when it comes to how we obtain books. You can rent books from the library, buy at independent bookstores or box stores, or take the path of least resistance and click a button on Amazon. As consumers, we’ve been taught to look for deals—and who doesn’t love the satisfaction of a good buy? But where books are concerned, thoughtful consumers will do well to consider the supply chain, and why buying books at some outlets over others better serves authors.