In order to avoid confusion about what Amazon and the other ebook platforms charge publishers, we are using Amazon and other ebook publishing platforms to provide a simple, clear and comprehensive list of the fees paid by the publishing industry, along with a comparison of those fees to those of competing platforms.
We have taken into account that many authors, authors of new titles, and publishers are willing to pay more money for a higher quality ebook, and we have taken these fees into account as well.
However, the data is important for many reasons, including to provide publishers and authors with a clearer understanding of the prices that other ebook publishers charge for ebooks, and also to help readers make an informed decision on whether to pay for an ebook or not.
Amazon and its competitors have become the biggest and most dominant ebook publishing marketplaces in the world, accounting for over 80% of all ebook downloads in the US.
This is not an accurate comparison.
It is also not a fair reflection of the actual cost of ebooks for consumers, since many publishers do not pay a commission to Amazon or any of its partners.
Amazon’s royalty rates are very low compared to those paid by other ebook payment platforms.
For example, Apple has paid royalties to Amazon for nearly two years and, at $1.99 per ebook, that’s less than one-tenth of the cost of a digital paperback.
Similarly, Barnes & Nob’s ebook royalty rates average only $0.99.
Both are lower than the Amazon and Amazon Payments’ average of $0-1.59 per ebook.
Authors who purchase digital ebooks from Amazon or from any of Amazon’s partner partners, however, will pay Amazon a flat rate of $1 per ebook as well as a commission.
While Amazon is the largest publisher of e-books in the industry, Barnes&Nob has had a long and successful history of publishing ebooks.
As of February 2020, Barnes and Noble was responsible for over 1.7 million e-book titles, more than any other publisher.
While publishers like Amazon and Apple have become dominant in the ebook market, Amazon’s dominance has also increased as e-commerce companies like Amazon, Amazon Payments and Google Apps have increased their presence.
The Amazon and Microsoft platforms are also the largest e-content platforms in the United States, but, as of February 2019, the Amazon platform was responsible in a small percentage of all eBook titles.
This indicates that, at least in the short term, Amazon is a less dominant player in the eBook industry than the others.
The same applies to Apple, which has also experienced a long history of growing the ebook publishing industry as eBooks have become more widely accepted.
But, in the long term, it is the Amazon platforms that will dominate the ebook industry.
For the purposes of this analysis, we have assumed that the ebook publishers will pay a flat fee of $.99, but we have also excluded any payments from Amazon and/or its partners, and have made no attempt to include royalty rates that are subject to negotiation.
The following is a breakdown of the data we used to determine the cost per title of ebook downloads for the publishers and Amazon.
Authors should note that all fees charged by Amazon and any other eBook publishers are charged at the time of purchase.
The cost per ebook is based on a one-time payment, which is paid directly to the author, as opposed to an annual subscription.
Authors also receive a refund of their initial purchase price for any eBook that is lost or stolen.
This includes any loss of, or damages due to, software, hardware, or other errors, defects, or failures in the content, as well the costs of shipping and handling the eBook.
Publishers have the option of charging an additional fee for additional books and titles that they offer.
This fee is charged at a flat price per book, as compared to the one-for-one sale prices of other ebook vendors.
If you are not sure what the price is for a book, we suggest asking the publisher directly.
For more information on pricing, see our Guide to Kindle Book Pricing.
The data above represents the total amount of time that an ebook is available for download, and does not include any fees that are due at the moment of purchase or are not charged by the publisher.
In addition, the amount of the royalty rate that publishers are paid for each title varies depending on whether it is an annual or a monthly payment.
This does not reflect any payment to Amazon and does, however have the effect of reducing the price of an ebook.
In the short-term, it could lower the price for many authors who are already paying more for their ebooks than they would for the same book from a competitor.
In other words, it may lower the cost for a small number of authors who want to purchase their ebook, but the amount will not change much for the average consumer.
If a reader