Amazon bumps ups publisher royalties
Publishers who meet a specific set of criteria with their Kindle e-books will now be eligible to receive 70 percent of the revenue from each digital copy sold, minus Amazon's delivery costs for the content.
Robin Wauters reports that the new profit split will only be available on books that meet a specific set of criteria:
The new royalty structure for Kindle books is almost a reverse of the current standard option, which has 35 percent of each sale going to the publisher and 65 percent to Amazon. The new system was first announced in January and was seen at the time as a preemptive strike against Apple's iPad and iBooks announcement.