Paying authors more might be the best economics for publishers in the long run
from The Shatzkin Files (blog)
If you imagine the publisher's business as one that divides most of the consumer's dollar between two core stakeholders in the supply chain the retailer and the author you'd have a pretty accurate picture. The publishers, at least theoretically, decide what the retailer's "working margin" will be with their discounts and agency agreements. And they decide what the author's share of the proceeds will be.
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