Delivery costs will be based on file size and Amazon said that new program will enable authors and publishers to make more money on the sale of e-books. In Amazon’s example, on an $8.99 book an author would make $3.15 with the standard option, and $6.25 with the new 70% option. To qualify for the new rate, however, e-books must meet a set of requirements that includes carrying a price between $2.99 and $9.99, a price that must be at least 20% below the lowest physical list price for the physical book.As Lance Ulanoff reports for PCmag.com, the move could be seen as a way of persuading publishers to release high profile books on the Kindle (at a lower price) at the same time as a paper book is released.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
As Publishers Weekly reports, Amazon has announced plans to offer publishers a royalty of 70% when they use the company’s self-publishing Kindle Digital Text Platform, subject to certain restrictions.