05 August 2010

If you have published Kindle books

Anybody who has Kindle books out there, Amazon just made a few changes. Posting their email first and I will fill you in on what I did.

Hello from Amazon DTP,

We are pleased to announce the new Kindle store on amazon.co.uk. As a DTP publisher, if you have the publishing rights in the United Kingdom (including Guernsey, Isle of Man, and Jersey) you can now sell your ebooks from www.amazon.co.uk . This is great news for our DTP Publishers and our UK customers, who are now able to purchase content in GBP. If you have a US bank account configured in DTP, you will receive payment on sales in the UK store in USD. If you have selected to be paid by check, you will be paid in GBP.

We, Amazon EU S.à.r.l., will be the Amazon affiliate distributing your ebooks for sale through the UK store and are now a party to the Digital Text Platform Terms and Conditions. If you hold publishing rights in the United Kingdom for the ebooks you have listed for sale in the Amazon.com Kindle Store, you are all set!

If you have checked the Amazon.co.uk Kindle Store and do not see your titles for sale in the UK store, then please take care to ensure you have managed your publishing rights by territory:

1. Log into your DTP account at http://dtp.amazon.com.

2. In your Bookshelf, for the title you wish to update, click on Actions and select “Edit rights, royalty, and pricing.”

3. Select “Worldwide Rights – all territories” if you hold the global publishing rights for this title. Or, select “Individual Territories – select territories” if you hold the publishing rights in some, but not all UK territories (United Kingdom, Guernsey, Isle of Man, and/or Jersey).

5. Select whether you want your USD price converted to GBP, or whether you would like to set your own amount in GBP.

6. Reconfirm by checking the box that you have all rights necessary to make the content you are uploading available for marketing, distribution and sale in each territory indicated above, and that you accept DTP Terms and Conditions.

If you do not have publishing rights for your titles in the UK or for other reasons cannot sell your titles in the Amazon.co.uk Kindle Store, you must ensure you have not checked any of the following: United Kingdom, Guernsey, Isle of Man, and/or Jersey.

For more information on confirming your rights by territory, please see our Help Page at the following link: http://forums.digitaltextplatform.com/dtpforums/entry!default.jspa?externalID=492.
Thank you for publishing with DTP!
Amazon DTP Team

Step 2 is a little off. You are going to edit book details and read through everything. Make sure DRM is set for what you want for your book, and make sure all the other choices are correct.

When you accept the changes, THEN you get to make sure your books are available in the UK. They have also made the 70% royalty option available too. All but one of mine was eligable for the 70% royalty, so that was an easy choice.  One book, Suki V: The Collection, was priced above the range for 70%, so I dropped it from $15.69 to $9.69, resulting in a higher royalty for me and better value for my new readers.

I took the option of letting Amazon convert the US price to GBP, as I saw no need to price it differently in the UK.

Now I am waiting for Amazon to do its thing for the next "2 to 3 days" and hopefully everything will be available.

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