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Old 03-03-2009, 04:51 AM   #27
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I don't know what proportion of the sale price at webscription.net goes to webscription.net and what proportion goes to Baen Books, but I suspect Baen get a lot better than the 35% that Amazon offer.

It's quite a surprise that Kindle ebook prices are so low, considering that 35%/65% split that Amazon insist upon.

Of course, traditional publisher are used to only getting around 35% of the list price of books, and having to pay for the printing out of that 35%. So they might consider that 35% with no printing costs to be pretty good. I think Amazon's taking advantage.

Lulu.com, for example, only take 20% of the price of digital media sold on their web site.

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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
Looking at Richard Curtis' blog entry is particularly interesting in light of my experience over at Baen. They ask $6.00 for single copies of most of the books they have available -- the eReads books available there are also $6.00. But when I include discounts for buying bundles, I see that my average cost per book is about $3.40. And the word back from Baen is that they're happy with ebook sales...

Xenophon

P.S. Richard Curtis is the publisher over at eReads.
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