Amazon Extends 70% Royalty Option to Germany, Austria

The German Kindle Store launched today, and as part of the launch Amazon has expanded the coverage of its high profit 70% royalty option.

Germany and Austria join Canada, UK, USA, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, and Switzerland–a total of eight countries where eBook creators earn the 70% of the sale price. Note that this option depends on where the customer is located, not where the eBookstore is placed nor the location of the publisher.  A publisher will need to request this option and price its eBooks between $2.99 and $9.99.

Amazon also expanded the the Kindle Digital Publishing Platform and opened a new German language site at