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.
Originally Posted by Xenophon
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...
P.S. Richard Curtis is the publisher over at eReads.