Amazon Starts Offering UK Publishers Higher Kindle Royalties

UK authors and publishers can now choose to get a 70 percent royalty from ebooks sold via’s Kindle Digital Text Platform.

That’s before delivery costs, which are £0.10 per megabyte. says the average 368Kb ebook would include £0.04 of delivery costs – hence, they would make £4.17 from a £5.99 ebook – up from £2.10 using the standard royalty framework.

This higher tier has been available to U.S. authors and publishers since June, after being announced in January. But, to qualify, books must be priced between £1.49 and £6.99, must be at least a fifth cheaper than the equivalent printed book, be available in multiple countries and be made available as text-to-speech.

As my colleague David Kaplan wrote when (NSDQ: AMZN) introduced the new tier in the U.S….

“The new option completely reverses Amazon