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Old 01-16-2010, 07:13 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by K-Thom View Post
Das Anlegen der eBooks in DTP kostet kein Geld. Von daher werde ich es mit einem Basis-Sortiment mal versuchen und einfach mal abwarten. Tsss, wenn jetzt schon "native" eBook-Anbieter zögerlich werden ...
Vor dem Hintergrund der Pricing-Policy von Amazon (vgl. die Hinweise auch bei Johannes/lesen.net) und dem Aufschlag der Roaming-Gebühren und der VAT ist die Zögerlichkeit wirklich zu verstehen.

Ich paste hier mal die entsprechenden Abschnitte von den Amazon Terms & Conditions rein:

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5.3 Pricing and Program Terms.

5.3.1 List Price. You will provide a list price for each Digital Book you submit to us in accordance with the then current Program procedures for list price submission ("List Price"). You will adjust the List Price as required to ensure that, at all times that the Digital Book is available for sale through the Program, the List Price does not exceed the lowest of: (a) the lowest suggested retail price or equivalent price for any digital or physical edition of the Digital Book; (b) the lowest price at which you list or offer any digital or physical edition of the Digital Book on any website or other sales channel; and (c) any maximum List Price we provide from time to time in the Program Policies. Any increase in List Price you provide to us will be effective on a date we determine but not later than 5 business days following the date on which you submit it. We may provide other requirements for List Prices in the Program Policies which your Digital Books must meet in order to be accepted in the Program, in addition to the requirements provided above.

5.3.2 Customer Prices. We or our sub-distributors have sole and complete discretion to set the retail price at which your Digital Books are sold through the Program. We or our sub-distributors are solely responsible for processing payments, payment collection, requests for refunds and related customer service, and will have sole ownership and control of all data obtained from customers and prospective customers in connection with the Program.

5.4 Payments.

5.4.1 Royalties. Provided you are not in breach of your obligations under this Agreement, we will pay you, for each Digital Book sold to a customer (i.e., an end user) through the Program, a royalty ("Royalty") equal to thirty-five percent (35%) of the applicable List Price for such Digital Book, net of refunds, bad debt, and any taxes charged to a customer or applied with respect to sales to a customer (including without limitation any value added or sales taxes). If your List Price for a Digital Book is higher than permitted under Section 5.3.1 above, we will be entitled to deem it modified so that it is equal to the maximum List Price permitted when calculating Royalties due to you under this Agreement.
Wenn ich das richtig versteh ist das von Amazon schon eine ziemlich unverschämte Abzocke von Verlagen, Autoren und auch letztendlich den Kunden. Da versteh ich schon, warum die Verlage in den USA nicht wirklich begeistert sind mit der Situation...
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