Amazon Changes Payment Terms for German Distributors

Amazon Changes Payment Terms for German Distributors Amazon Self-Pub

Amazon has quietly changed the terms offered to several German ebook distributors, bringing them into line with most other ebook distributors. reports that ebooks distributed to the Kindle Store via Bookrix, Neobooks, or BoD will now earn royalties similar to the rates offered through KDP. eBooks priced under 2.99 euros or over 9.99 euros will receive 35% of the net sales price, while ebooks priced between 2.99 and 9.99 euros will earn 70% (less Amazon's fictional "transmission costs" fees).

The rates mentioned above are what is paid to the distributors; authors will get less. Bookrix, for example, takes a 30% cut of an author's earnings.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on Amazon Changes Payment Terms for German Distributors

  1. Any bets the qig5 will run into the same deal next contract time? 😉

  2. Honestly, uploading to Amazon is easy enough to avoid those cuts by distributors…

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