Monday, December 08, 2008

Kindle Dissent

I posted An Unlikely Savior for the Newspaper Business where I discussed the potential for the Amazon Kindle to create new revenue streams for the newspaper industry. Patrick Appel at The Daily Dish shares feedback from a reader who disagrees. Will The Kindle Help Save Newspapers?, Ctd.
Maybe not. A reader writes:

I happen to work at a "major metro daily" on the West Coast and just received a report including the revenue from the Kindle feed. We get 30% of the $5.99 a month Amazon charges. I did not negotiate this deal! The paper's take this month: $1044.00 from 580 subscriptions.

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