Amazon’s Kindle Digital Text Platform Extends 70 Percent Royalty Option to Books Sold to Canadian Customers

*Authors and publishers can now earn more money on every book sold to Canadian customers Kindle Digital Text Platform changes name to Kindle Direct Publishing*

SEATTLE, Jan 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that the popular Kindle Digital Text Platform (DTP) is extending the 70 percent royalty option to include books sold to Canadian customers. This royalty option is available for books sold to Canadian customers from the Kindle Store for Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, or one of the Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, PC, Mac, Windows Phones and Android-based devices. Kindle Digital Text Platform is also changing its name to Kindle Direct Publishing.

Authors and publishers around the world can receive a 70 percent royalty, net of delivery costs, on the sale of their books to Canadian customers. For more information about the terms, visit https://kdp.amazon.com. 

Additionally, Amazon announced a name change for the service previously known as Kindle Digital Text Platform, or DTP. This popular Kindle self-publishing platform will be known as Kindle Direct Publishing. All former DTP websites will direct rights holders to the new Kindle Direct Publishing homepage: https://kdp.amazon.com. 

“Our 70 percent royalty option has proven very popular in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and we’re excited to extend it for sales to Canadian customers,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “We’ve also changed the name of our service from Kindle Digital Text Platform to Kindle Direct Publishing, which we think highlights its mission: offering authors and publishers a fast and easy service to sell books on Kindle worldwide.” 

Kindle Direct Publishing is a fast and easy self-publishing tool that lets anyone upload and publish their books for sale in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). To learn more about Kindle Direct Publishing, visit https://kdp.amazon.com or e-mail kdp-support@amazon.com. 

*Source: Amazon.com

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