Ebook distributor Draft2digital adds international pricing options

Ebook distributor Draft2digital has added territorial pricing to its list of options, so authors and publishers can now price their books internationally.

The new choices cover 14 international markets, which is one more than Amazon. Pricing can be set separately in each of the Draft2digital territories which are:

  • Australia

  • Canada

  • Denmark

  • UK

  • India

  • Mexico

  • New Zealand

  • Brazil

  • Switzerland

  • Eurozone

  • Hong Kong

  • Japan

  • Norway

  • Sweden

The pricing options can be found on the Draft2digital Publish page, below the field for Digital Book Price, where there is a new link — Manage Territorial Pricing.

The link shows a list of all the major territories covered by the D2D retailers. The default price uses the equivalent of the US dollar price set in each of those currencies using the current exchange rates, so the new pricing feature is optional.

The company has a wide range of sales channels, including Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes/iBookstore, Scribd and Page Foundry. It is also pursuing distribution deals with Overdrive, Flipkart, Ingram, ARe and Omnilit, Tolino and Google Play.

D2D says most prices will be delivered to the retailer as tax-inclusive, with only the US and Canada being tax-exclusive, so authors can control how their royalties are affected by the new VAT provisions on ebooks in Europe.