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Should My Royalties Be Reduced When E-Books are Sold at Large Discounts?

Q. Should the typical provisions about reduced royalties on copies sold at high discounts apply to e-books? Answer: No. Unlike print-on-paper books, where each copy sold at a deep discount represents significant expenses incurred by the publisher which pertain specifically to the copy sold (paper, printing and binding costs and, sometimes, shipping and warehouse charges),…

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How Is “High Discount” Defined?

Q. Is there a commonly accepted definition of what kinds of publisher’s book sales are “high discount” and result in a lower royalty rate than the basic royalty rate I negotiate in my contract for sales at the publisher’s standard discount? A. No one definition is accepted by everyone in publishing. Indeed, rather than using…

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