Could Google's Move Mean More Author Revenues?

Google may be reducing fees it collects from content providers for its Android applications — meaning a bigger share for content providers.

Typically, Amazon, Google, and Apple offer 70 percent of its ebook, and other content sales to the publishers. However, if Google changes what it collects, could it mean other companies will follow suit?

In a bid to woo publishers to a forthcoming digital newsstand, Google is said to be ready to reduce the share of revenue it collects from the sale of Android apps.

Google recently broadened its competitive front against Apple and Amazon with the launch of Google eBooks. Apple launched its iBookstore last spring; Amazon has been selling its Kindle e-book reader since late 2007.

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