Starting today, publishers can use the new Kindle Publishing for
Periodicals tool to more easily add content to the Kindle Periodicals
SEATTLE, Nov 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that magazine and
newspaper publishers will soon be eligible to earn a larger share of
revenue from each title they sell in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore).
For each magazine or newspaper sold, publishers will be able to earn 70
percent of the retail price, net of delivery costs. These new 70-percent
royalty terms will become available on December 1, 2010.
"We are constantly working at improving the Kindle magazine and
newspaper experience for both customers and publishers," said Peter
Larsen, Director of Kindle Periodicals. "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."
For orders delivered to Kindles using Amazon's Whispernet service,
delivery costs are shared between Amazon and the publishers (see www.amazon.com/kppinfo
for more information).
To qualify for the 70-percent royalty terms, newspapers and magazines
must satisfy several customer experience requirements, including:
Customers can read the title on all Kindle devices and applications.
Customers can read the title in all geographies for which the
publisher has rights.
These new terms do not apply to blog publishers because existing terms
are generally more advantageous for them.
Amazon also announced the Beta release of the Kindle Publishing for
Periodicals tool, which allows publishers to more easily add their
newspaper or magazine to the Kindle Store. Publishers can quickly create
their account, add content and preview Kindle formatting prior to making
their titles available for the fast-growing base of Kindle customers.
To learn more about the new royalty terms for publishers and Kindle
Publishing for Periodicals, visit www.amazon.com/kppinfo.
Kindle is in stock and available for immediate shipment today at http://www.amazon.com/kindle.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Kindle and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable
readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and
personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display
that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle and Kindle DX utilize the
same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need
to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across
the millions of items sold on Amazon.
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