Question for Mr. Brust

Maximilian Wilson wilson.max at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 17:10:58 PST 2006

On 3/12/06, Steve Hubbell <usagigoya at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >From: <mtiller at ntlworld.com>
> >Not only production costs, but 100% of the sale price goes to the Publisher
> >whereas with dead tree versions, the standard markup for the store selling
> >the book is over 100%.
> Actually, standard (or conventional non-discounting) independent bookstores
> attempt to stay in business with a gross profit margin of less than 45% per
> title,

That may not be "over 100%" markup, but it's pretty close to 80%. Not
a slur on booksellers, but there's obviously a lot more left over for
the publisher and author when you cut an 80% markup out of the middle.

Max Wilson

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