The good news for us, as indie authors, is that rights issues are greatly simplified. We own our rights and we can decide what we want to do with them. We are not bound by a publisher's overall policy and loyalties to other titles.
The bad news is too often we don't know how to deal with translation rights. Here are some suggestions of ways you might handle them.
1: Sell English Language eBooks in International Book Stores.
Amazon has a number of Kindle stores in different countries: Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es, Amazon.co.jp,Amazon.com.br, Amazon.cn and Amazon.ca. Once you load your books, they are automatically for sale in all stores. Those countries that do not have their own store are included in one of the bigger stores. e.g. customers in Ireland shop in Amazon.uk; customers in Australia in Amazon.com.
Other companies like Apple and Kobo are also aggressively pushing into overseas markets. Kobo has teamed with booksellers throughout the …