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    From: "" <>
 Subject: Re: WGA Strike 90%+ vote to strike
    Date: 10/22/2007 2:15:05 PM  

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On Oct 22, 12:04 pm, Kurt Ullman <> wrote:
> In article <>,
> "" <> wrote:
> > As to this coming labor action, when you go into the store next and
> > buy a DVD and a book, look at the two of them and know that the author
> > of the book gets a full twelve to fifteen percent of the price...and
> > the author of the DVD gets, *at most* four cents per DVD, and most of
> > the time literally and absolutely *nothing* for it...and ask yourself,
> > "Why the difference?"
> Not to pick a fight, but most of the time the writer of the DVD
> (with the one obvious exception) gets paid for the movie, TV show
> whatever and the DVD is largely a secondary market. To my mind, the
> better example would be what the author gets for the paperback edition.
> How does that compare as a %age of purchase price to what you guys and
> gals are getting for DVDs.

Fifteen percent on a hardcover book price $20 = 3.00
Standard royalty on a DVD = 4 cents flat, no percentage


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