[Foundation-l] Bertelsmann publishes "Wikipedia Encyclopedia in One Volume"

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Wed Apr 23 08:10:54 UTC 2008

I have no experience with the encyclopaedias, but for academic press 5 to
10 percent royalty is standard. The rest goes to the publishing house and
covers all the publication and prepublication (editiung, typesetting,
publicity) costs.


> In a message dated 4/22/2008 7:29:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> mary_murrell at yahoo.com writes:
> 4. Only  one dollar to Wikimedia per copy? That's a measly 5% royalty. Who
> gets the  rest?
> While no one has commented on the initial print run, there are certainly
> initial production costs that have to be covered, and these can be steep
> (copyediting, fact checking, plates, separations, printing, etc.). For a
> first run
> book which they can ostensibly grab for free, this is actually pretty
> generous.
> Danny
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