AppNewser Appdata 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige SocialTimes

Amazon Turns to Indie Bookstores to Sell Kindles & eBooks

Screen Shot 2013-11-06 at 10.38.22 AMAmazon is trying to angle its way into indie bookstores through a new program that gets small bookstores to sell Kindle and eBooks in exchange for a commission.

The new service is called Amazon Source. Through the program independent bookstores can sell Kindle devices in their stores and earn a 10 percent commission on every Kindle book purchased on that device for the first two years that the customer owns the device. Amazon will also offer these retailers a 6 percent discount on the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of Kindle device and a 35 percent discount on Kindle Accessories.

Amazon tested this new platform with a digital sales integration with British book retailer Waterstones last year. This new service could appeal to indie bookstores that would like to get into eBooks. But Kobo , Zola Books and reKiosk also have programs to help indie bookstores sell eBooks and they give higher commissions and don’t require a commitment to a device.

 

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101 Online Boot Camp

Freelancing 101Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. By the end of this online boot camp you will have a plan for making a profitable career as a freelancer, and the skill set to devote yourself to it. Register now!