I have a question about the LDS market, or actually, I would like it to be an educational discussion, so please add your opinion as a comment.
My question: What kind (in general) of books are the average LDS fiction readers and/or fiction publishers looking for?
My answer: In the past, I've turned to the LDS market because there is sleaze and untruth in my preferred genres, and I want books that fit my general interest but are "clean." You know, kind of like the "Candace Salima, Mormon Nora Roberts" idea. So, to me, I consider the competition for LDS books to be the National Market, not necessarily other LDS writers.
But lately, I've begun to wonder if this simplified understanding is incorrect. Do readers, and especially publishers, see LDS books as their own genre with specific rules and formats?
What do you think?