With all the changes taking place with the speed of light in the book-selling business, I wonder what kinds of books are selling best and where? Is there a place now for books from small publishers in the brick and mortar stores?
When my first novel, Hearts Across Forever, was released in 2001, I lined up book signings at Barnes and Noble, Borders, Books-A-Million, and Waldenbooks. I had signings at major locations in Richmond, Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hilton Head, SC, Savannah, GA, Jacksonville, FL and more. These stores made beautiful signs advertising my signings and welcomed me with royal treatments that sometimes even included lunch.
Now, the Waldenbooks where I signed are closed. The Barnes and Nobles no longer welcome authors with small publishing houses. And many of the independent bookstores in my area have gone out of business or are just limping along.
Some of the authors I know are selling at outdoor festivals. Where are you selling your books? Is your best market online? Are you selling e-books?