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Old 01-15-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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If Google Books or B&N discounts my books, will Amazon chop their price too?

A couple of months ago B&N started discounting our books. We were to still get the agreed percentage of our sale price. It is in their contract that they may discount. It's in all the stores contracts I think.

Now all the stores also say in their contracts that no other store may sell the titles for less than they do or they will drop their price match it.

The contracts don't say we'll still get the agreed percentage of OUR sale price though.

What worries me is if a couple of stores focus o the discounted price and we end up with some kind of race for the bottom.

Has anyone heard of any experience like I mentioned above or am I worrying about something that doesn't occur.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:25 AM   #2
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It depends what contract you're on at Amazon. If it's the 35% rate, you get 35% of your list price, so discounts won't affect you. If, however, it's the 70% rate, then it's 70% of the selling price, so a discount will affect your payment.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:48 AM   #3
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I'm curious about this, too. What's the sweet spot price on Amazon in that case?
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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Also, for the 70% royalty, the terms state that it can't be sold for cheaper elsewhere. If their robots find a cheaper price for your ebook somewhere else, they will lower the price, too.
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