Re: e-books pricing (was: Re: a very small quantum entertainment)

From: Fred C. Moulton (
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 13:20:29 MDT

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> That seems to be much more realistic. Do you know if the author
> royalties are the same dollar amount for each format, or is it set to a
> percentage? How does that price for the paperback compare for the number
> of pages, etc. to other similar books??

I do not know exactly how much the author makes however my memory is
take Victor Koman claimed that he got more per copy sold on
than he got from a regular paper publisher. Plus what and
other companies are starting to do is to create the paper books on a
order by order basis for books that do not sell in large volume. Not
only does this help reduce storage costs but it has avoids inventory
tax. The quality of these books which are created individually is much
better than many people realize.

The books from that I am familiar with are both by Victor
Koman. One was published as a hardback in 1987 (The Jehovah Contract)
for USD16.95 and the other (Kings of the High Frontier) was published in
hardback after the electronic publication. Both books have won the
Prometheus Award from the Libertarian Futurist Society. Kings of the
High Frontier won as an electronically published book before it had been
published on paper. Both books are a fun read.



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