Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

Independent Authors – get 42.5% from Kindle Store

December 13th, 2009

This makes zero sense to me. Apparently you can get more than the 35% cut that Independent Authors get from the Kindle Store.

By going through SmashWords.

SmashWords say on their blog that they will pay Authors and Publishers 42.5% of the Kindle Store list price –

Smashwords will pay authors and publishers 42.5 percent of the digital list price (set by the author) for book sales through Amazon.

The rate is higher than what many ebook authors can receive on their own if they publish direct with Amazon.

via Independent Authors – get 42.5% from Kindle Store « Kindle Review – Kindle 2 Review, Books.

Are Amazon, Target, and Wal-Mart Destroying Books?

October 25th, 2009

Are Amazon, Target, and Wal-Mart Destroying Books? | The Atlantic Wire.

excerpt:

The American Booksellers Association has asked the Justice Department to investigate a pricing war between Amazon, Target, and Wal-Mart. The three giants have been selling books at such a steep discount in anticipation of the holiday season that publishers and booksellers accuse them of practicing predatory pricing–a monopolist tactic that would drive indepdenent bookstores into the ground. Sarah Palin’s new memoir, for example, can be bought for as little as $8 now.