New profit share scheme gives content creators a bigger slice of the Kindle pie

Amazon offers publishers more money

Amazon is to give publishers a greater share of profits from e-books sold for the Kindle platform.

The e-tailer will be giving publishers 70 per cent of the retail price after delivery costs, with the new deal coming in to effect from December 1st.

Amazon says that it’s delivery costs equate to 15 cents per megabyte, so a nine megabyte publication retailing at $9.99 would net $6.05 for the publisher.

“We are constantly working at improving the Kindle magazine and newspaper experience for both customers and publishers,” said Amazon’s director of Kindle periodicals, Peter Larsen.

“Building on the recent introduction of Wi-Fi-enabled Kindles and the upcoming availability of newspapers and magazines on Kindle Apps, we’re pleased to add an increased revenue share and a great new tool for making Kindle better and easier than ever for publishers.”

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