Etape suivante, message en anglais dans ma boite mail hier, Amazon porte le fer avec l'ouverture de sa plateforme KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) en France, qui invite les auteurs à contracter directement avec eux. A la fois pour ceux qui n'auraient pas encore signés leurs avenants numériques ou pour ceux qui "recherchent éditeurs désespéremment". La démarche est aussi à destination des éditeurs qui voudraient se passer de plateforme de distribution intermédiaire. Suivez le guide!
PS: premier cas d'école est bien entendu Marc Lévy.
October 2011 Edition
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Now Enables Authors and Publishers to Independently Publish Their Books in the Amazon.fr Kindle Store
KDP authors and publishers can now utilize the new French language KDP website and support to make their books available in France, Germany, the UK, US and more than 100 countries worldwide, while continuing to own the rights to their books. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a fast, free and easy way for authors and publishers to make their books available to Kindle customers worldwide via Kindle, on the web with Kindle Cloud Reader and on free Kindle reading apps for Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Phone, PC and Mac. Any books you've published through Kindle Direct Publishing which have rights in France are already available in the new Kindle store on Amazon.fr, based on the list prices and royalty plans you've provided for the Amazon.com store.
The popular KDP 70% royalty option is also now available for books sold in France, Belgium, and Monaco; and authors and publishers can receive their payment in Euros, British pounds or US dollars. For more information and program terms, please visit http://kdp.amazon.fr.
"Authors and publishers can now reach more readers by using Kindle Direct Publishing to make their books available to French customers in the new Amazon.fr Kindle Store, as well as customers all over the world," said Greg Greeley, vice president, European Retail. "Authors in many countries have already seen tremendous success with KDP, like American author John Locke who has sold more than 1 million Kindle books using KDP, and we're happy to bring the program to French authors and publishers."
For the full press release, click here