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Amazon Intro 70-Percent Revenue Share for Kindle Magazine and Newspaper Publishers And Kindle Publishing for Periodicals Tools

Amazon said that magazine and newspaper publishers will soon be eligible to earn a larger share of revenue from each title they sell in Kindle Store. For each magazine or newspaper sold, publishers will be able to earn 70% of the retail price, net of delivery costs. These new 70% royalty terms will become available on Dec’1, 2010.

For orders delivered to Kindles using Amazon’s Whispernet service, delivery costs are shared between Amazon and publishers.

To qualify for 70% royalty terms, newspapers and magazines must satisfy several customer experience requirements, including: » Customers can read title on all Kindle devices and apps » Customers can read title in all geographies for which publisher has rights.

These new terms don’t apply to blog publishers because existing terms are generally more advantageous for them.

Amazon also announced a Beta of Kindle Publishing for Periodicals tool, which allows publishers to more easily add their newspaper or magazine to Kindle Store. Publishers can quickly create their account, add content and preview Kindle formatting prior to making their titles available for fast-growing base of Kindle customers.

More Info: Kindle Publishing for Periodicals


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