Actually, I don't understand. An empty spot on B&N's shelves? What does that mean? Does that mean that you are happy your book is not available on B&N shelves, and therefore that space is empty? B&N seems to have no trouble filling their shelves, so I've never seen an empty spot. I'd be ecstatic if I had a book on B&N's shelves. Not having a spot is the status quo, so that doesn't do anything for me. A free download onto a kindle is also not worth much. People download all kinds of stuff they never read. Or they download it as a favor, not really intending to read it. What would be meaningful for me is a glowing review from someone who read it.