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Paperback Beta Participation Agreement

Your participation in the Paperback Beta Program is subject to these beta participation terms (this "Beta Participation Agreement") and the Kindle Direct Publishing Terms and Conditions (the "KDP Agreement"), which are incorporated herein. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings set forth in the KDP Agreement. For purposes of your participation in the Paperback Beta Program only, the term "Program" in the KDP Agreement will be deemed to include the Paperback Beta Program and the term "Digital Book" will be deemed to include the paperback books you publish through the Paperback Beta Program (your "Paperback Books").

 The following sections of the KDP Agreement do not apply to your Paperback Books or the Paperback Beta Program:
  • 5.2.3 Lending Kindle Books
  • 5.3 Pricing
  • 5.4.1 Royalties
  • 5.6 DRM and Geofiltering Technology
  • Terms and Conditions for Optional Programs and Services
  • The Pricing Page (other than requirements regarding the ratio of List Price of your Digital Book to any physical editions)
The following additional provisions apply to your Paperback Books and the Paperback Beta Program:


Grant of Rights: In addition to the rights set forth in Section 5.5 of the KDP Agreement, for purposes of the Paperback Beta Program you grant us the right to print, distribute and sell your Paperback Books through the Amazon Properties and other sales channels.

Pricing: The list price you provide to us for each Paperback Book is referred to as your "List Price" for purposes of this Beta Participation Agreement and the KDP Agreement. The List Price for the corresponding digital and physical editions of your Digital Books may be different, but must each comply with any pricing requirements applicable to them. You will provide us a VAT-exclusive List Price for each Paperback Book. You may change your List Price through the KDP website, and your change will be effective within 5 business days.

The minimum List Price for your Paperback Book is equal to its Printing Cost / 60%. You can set the List Price of your Physical Book above the minimum up to a maximum of $250 (US), €250 (EU marketplaces), or Ұ24,000 (JP).

Royalties: If you are not in breach of your obligations under this Beta Participation Agreement and the KDP Agreement, for each Physical Book sold to a customer through the Paperback Beta Program, the Amazon party that made the sale (or whose affiliate made the sale) will pay you the applicable Royalty calculated as Royalty = (List Price X 60%) – Printing Costs (as indicated on the KDP website). Royalty payments will be made net of refunds, bad debt, and any VAT, sales or other taxes charged to a customer or applied with respect to sales to a customer. When calculating the Royalty, the List Price for purposes of the calculation will be the List Price we determine to be effective at the time of customer purchase. 

By publishing a paperback book on KDP, you indicate your acceptance of the terms of this Beta Participation Agreement and KDP Agreement.

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