The e-book value chain is still sorting itself out, and so are the splits
from The Shatzkin Files (blog)
The division of the consumer's dollar across the publishing value chain has a history of change. Fifty years ago, discounts from publishers to retailers often topped out at 44 percent and even wholesalers seldom got more than 48 percent off the retail price on hardcover books. Today, discounts into the mid-50s for big retailers and for wholesalers are common.
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