Amazon is extending its 70 percent royalty option for the Kindle Digital Text Platform (DTP) to the UK.

The 70 percent royalty rate has been available for a few months for sales to US customers, but now authors and publishers can earn the same royalty rate selling books in the UK. Under this royalty option, authors and publishers will earn 70 percent of the list price of their books, net of delivery costs. Delivery costs are based on file size, and pricing is set at £0.10/MB, with books averaging under 1 MB each.

To qualify for this option, the eBook must be listed between £1.49 and £6.99 and at least 20 percent below the lowest list price for the physical book. In addition the title must be available for sale in all geographies for which the author or publisher has rights.

This new option will be in addition to and will not replace the existing DTP standard royalty option.