Question for Mr. Brust

David Dyer-Bennet dd-b at dd-b.net
Tue Mar 14 08:33:27 PST 2006

<mtiller at ntlworld.com> writes:

> > 
> > From: "Peter H. Granzeau" <pgranzeau at cox.net>
> > Date: 2006/03/12 Sun AM 06:15:32 GMT
> > To: skzb at dreamcafe.com
> > CC: Dragaera List <dragaera at dragaera.info>
> > Subject: Re: Question for Mr. Brust
> > 
> > At 08:02 PM 3/4/2006, skzb wrote:
> > >It actually had nothing whatever to do with me.  I still don't know 
> > >how it works, if it works, or if I getting anything from it.  I assume I do.
> > 
> > I don't know what Torscriptions will be like, but Jim Baen has said 
> > in Baen's Bar that he pays about double the royalty for an e-copy he 
> > sells than for the paper copy.  Since his production costs for 
> > e-copies are so much less than they would be for the paper (as 
> > opposed to editing costs), I would guess that is probably correct, 
> > even though the cost of a Webscription is greatly discounted from the 
> > cost of paper books for the same set of works.
> 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%.

That's not the way it was explained to me elsewhere.  The
Webscriptions company gets a cut, which is actually about the usual
distribution chain cut.
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