One good reason many international readers should buy my books through Smashwords—save lots of money.
Amazon Hold Back The Growth Of E-Books Around The World
There are a number of reasons for that, but one big factor is the $2 surcharge that Amazon levies on all e-books in most international countries.
This charge is levied by Amazon, and kept by Amazon, and has nothing to do with taxes.
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This charge is applied whether the user downloads e-books through their Kindle or not, and whether the user even owns a Kindle or not.