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70 Percent Royalty Option for Kindle Digital Text Platform Now Available (6月30日)

意外に知られていない事実だが、まだ70%は適用されていなかったアマゾンのDTP。制約条件が多いことで知られるのだが、これで一応印税率という点ではアップルと並んだことになる。Kindleの無線通信(Whispersync)費用はアマゾンが負担しているということから、この印税率アップに伴いデータに応じた最下限の価格設定が適用されたのだが、これまでほぼほとんどの携帯端末やPCに対応してきたアプリ上の売上とキンドル(端末)上の売上の対比などが知りたいところ。もっともアマゾンはそんなデータ公表しないだろうけども。またこのオプションは1923年以前に発表されたいわゆるパブリックドメインのコンテンツには適用されない。

DTP authors and publishers are now able to select the royalty option that best meets their needs. Books from authors and publishers who choose the 70 percent royalty option will have access to all the same features and be subject to all the same requirements as books receiving the standard royalty rate. In addition, to qualify for the 70 percent royalty option, books must satisfy the following set of requirements:

* The author or publisher-supplied list price must be between $2.99 and $9.99.
* The list price must be at least 20 percent below the lowest list price for the physical book.
* The title is made available for sale in all geographies for which the author or publisher has rights.
* The title will be included in a broad set of features in the Kindle Store, such as text-to-speech. This list of features will grow over time as Amazon continues to add more functionality to Kindle and the Kindle Store.
* Under this royalty option, books must be offered at or below price parity with competition, including physical book prices.

The 70 percent royalty option is for in-copyright works and is unavailable for works published before 1923 (a.k.a. public domain books). The 70 percent royalty option is currently only available for books sold to United States customers.

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