As a newly published author, the marketplace for on line sales interests me.
Especially with the Barnes & Noble group taking on Amazon and taking books off their shelves that were for sale in Amazon stores.
My book Pat Canella ( the dockland murders) has been take up by both firms, leaving me to wonder what will happen.
Amazon is global. There is a large market here going unplumbed, I just tried to contact Waterstones today to try and get word out of a new sales fixture in Bookrix.
B&N covers the US/Canada market, their sister group Smashwords has recently opened up a huge market place as well. This is the former Soviet block countries & Asia. Many markets hit Europe, but few are aimed here. As an Independent author I am always on the look-out for new markets for the stories I write.
The US/Canadian market suits my style of writing as I write a lot of fantasy work. Many UK publishers are limited in their outlook, or the editors have ‘In-house favourites,’ which means unless you have got noticed you are wasting your time, but HOW do you get noticed?