Publishing and Distribution Question
Okay, I undertstand the the publisher supplies bookstores through a distributor at wholesale prices, and often at a discount. How does this work? For example, the publisher supplies a bookstore with several copies of a title with a $9.00 cover price, and I suppose the wholesale price may be around $6.00. If the bookseller only gives the publisher $6.00, how do the publisher and author make any money?