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Amazon to give magazine, newspaper publishers 70 percent

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Nov 2010 15:30 User comments (2)

Amazon to give magazine, newspaper publishers 70 percent Amazon has said today that it will begin paying publishers 70 percent of the retail price (after delivery costs) for all magazines and newspapers they sell via the Kindle Store.
The new move will take effect on December 1st.

Amazon says (via the WSJ), "newspapers and magazines will qualify for the new rate only if customers can read the title on all Kindle devices and applications, and in all countries where the publisher has rights."

Giving an example, Amazon says any newspaper that delivers 9MB of content per month would make $6.05 per subscription, after subtracting $1.35 for delivery costs.

Says Peter Larsen, director of Kindle Periodicals: "Increased revenue sharing is a great new tool for making Kindle better and easier than ever for publishers."

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2 user comments

19.11.2010 19:42

i seriously still can't contemplate spending my money on a digital copy of something that costs the same as the tangible printed version. better to order a subscription for the real deal through the mail imo. i like how they tack on a delivery cost for something digital to suck more money out of the bargain.

222.5.2011 4:01

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
i seriously still can't contemplate spending my money on a digital copy of something that costs the same as the tangible printed version. better to order a subscription for the real deal through the mail imo. i like how they tack on a delivery cost for something digital to suck more money out of the bargain.
They have to pay for the infrastructure for digital delivery, which isn't cheap. But snagging a third (!) of the profits after the bills are paid seems like digital rape.

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