Noah J Nelson on Thursday, Jun. 14th
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Here’s a piece that has the blood boiling today: travel writer Andrew Hyde gives a full breakdown on demand, sales, and take home for the digital release of his new book on the major e-book services.
The shocker of shockers: while Amazon and Apple both say they charge 30%, Amazon slips in some “hidden fee” action:
Avg. Delivery Cost ($) 2.58.
So for every $9.99 book I sell I, the author, pay 30% to Amazon for the right to sell on Amazon AND $2.58 for them to deliver the DIGITAL GOOD to your device. It is free for the reader, but the author, not amazon, pays for delivery.
Check out the rest of the math. Shamefull.
via Daring Fireball