Six months after Amazon opened its Kindle store in Spain and Italy and related territories, I have finally managed to crack the Spanish market, since I just sold a copy of Seraglio at Amazon.es sometime on Thursday night. I guess trouncing Ireland 4:0 at the Euro 2012 tonight (which I’m actually sorry about, because I like Ireland and feel neutral about Spain) has left at least someone in Spain eager for a bit of bedtime reading.
As is common with the smaller Amazons, this lone purchase promptly puts me on the Amazon.es bestseller list for English language historical fiction and for action and adventure as well:
- n°29 en Tienda Kindle > eBooks Kindle > eBooks en idiomas extranjeros > eBooks en inglés > Acción y aventura
- n°34 en Tienda Kindle > eBooks Kindle > eBooks en idiomas extranjeros > eBooks en inglés > Ficción histórica
- n°59 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros > Ficción histórica
On one of those lists, I’m even sandwiched between Georgette Heyer and Jeffrey Archer, another puts me directly under Bernard Cornwell.
This leaves Amazon France and Italy as the only Kindle stores where I have yet to sell a single copy. I know that I did sell at least one e-book in Italy before the Italian Kindle store opened, but so far I have completely failed to crack the French market. Ah well, it’s only a matter of time.