‘You can’t just go and start charging for a book’: The real cost of buying an ebook from Amazon

‘You can’t just go and start charging for a book’: The real cost of buying an ebook from Amazon

A year after Amazon launched a new “Intellectual Property” policy that will give customers a chance to legally file claims against publishers for copyright infringement, Amazon is reportedly planning to charge a higher price for an ebook.

“Amazon will begin charging a higher percentage of the price for books purchased through their platform,” Business Insider reports, adding that “in addition to that, Amazon will be charging a premium of 15% for books that are digitally signed.”

The move comes after a year-long campaign by consumers who complained about having to pay extra for digital books.

Amazon also announced plans to raise its minimum ebook payment from $9.99 to $14.99 a month last month, and said that the company’s eBook platform will “soon have an option for paying a higher minimum payment for books.”

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.