Originally Posted by lilac_jive
My only question though is why are there no commission based reps with ebooks? He mentions it but doesn't elaborate.
I think I can probably answer that myself:
1) Ebooks are still a tiny share of the market, and
2) How could
you make it a commission-based thing? The publishers produce the ebooks (or don't, but never mind that) and put them out through the distribution system. You wouldn't say to fictionwise (as you would to Barnes & Noble), "How many copies do you want for your initial order?"