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Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Next Generation of Kindle Begins...Powered By You!

How would you like to directly publish your works to the Amazon Kindle Store whenever the mood strikes? Eliminate any middleman immediately...

Pretty cool, right?

Well Amazon is introducing a 'Direct Publishing' model that will allow authors and publishers to independently publish their books in the Amazon.de Kindle Store that will be available in  Germany, Austria, the U.K., U.S. and over 100 countries!

Damn, they're making publishing awfully easy! Now if they would only make the marketing just as easy...

Wonder how they will funnel the scripts into proper formats? That would be interesting to understand. I guess the only way to find out is to go ahead and direct publish something on Kindle using the new model, huh?

Anyway, these details are by Ray Willington from HotHardWare.com :

Amazon.de Allows Self-Publishing To Kindle E-Book Store

There's been quite a heavy flow of Kindle-related news this week, hitting just as rumors started flying that the company behind it may be interested in doing their own tablet, too. Amazon has just introduced a new Direct Publishing model that will allow authors and publishers to independently publish their books in the Amazon.de Kindle Store. What's odd is that this is starting in Germany, but maybe the company's using that nation as a launching pad, and maybe even a test bed.

The split is easy to remember: authors will earn 70% royalty on sales to Kindle customers in Germany and Austria, which mirrors the 70/30 split largely pioneered in Apple's App Store. Authors who choose this will have a huge audience; the Kindle e-book store can be accessed not only on the Kindle itself, but also on a ton of other devices and computers. German-language authors and publishers can utilize the new German KDP website to make their books available in Germany, Austria, the U.K., U.S. and over 100 countries worldwide. The popular KDP 70% royalty option, which allows authors and publishers worldwide to make more money on books sold to Kindle customers in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, is now also available for books sold in Germany and Austria. Additionally, publishers can now receive their payment in either Euros, British pounds or U.S. dollars.

The Amazon.de Kindle Store serves customers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, but we have no doubt that it'll hit other nations shortly. And so, the next generation of Kindle begins -- powered by you.

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