I assume we’ll be stocking some at the Mountain Goats online store, and I expect we’ll have them for sale at Mountain Goats shows when I do get back out on the road. But as is the case with our albums, my strong preference is that you purchase anything of mine that you want to hear from your local independent retailer - bookstore in this case, record store in the “albums” case.
The ongoing survival of local independent bookstores is more important to me than me getting the most money. Don’t get me wrong, I genuinely appreciate the sentiment that you want to put more money in my pocket: makes me feel awesome. But I would like to share that money with local independent bookstores, since I grew up haunting the aisles of local independent bookstores and they made me who I am in large part; and the most efficient way for me to share the money with them is if people buy the books there, because me driving around to a bunch of them saying “here’s your cut of the book I sold directly to a reader, thanks for all the good times” would totally be ridiculous and impractical, however excellent a concept for a weekly tv show it might be.