#5808301, By GamerWales Information on digital versus physical distribution.

  • GamerWales 9 Feb 2010 19:54:20 1 posts
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    I'm researching an article on the economics of digital distribution, and need to do a comparison with the situation currently in place for retailers of the physical product. I was wondering if anybody in the know could provide me with some information.

    I'm particularly interested in:

    How retailers purchase copies from a publisher. Is it directly, or through a third party?

    Is there a wholesale price for buying in bulk, or does the publisher take a percentage of profits per unit sold?

    Do retailers have to purchase a license to distribute?

    What is the usual profit margin per unit sold?

    For digital distribution, I'd like to know:

    What sort of terms appear in a contract between digital distributors and the rights holder?

    How are the profits of sale split between distributor and the rights holder?

    How do the parties agree upon a set price?

    Any help you can provide is much appreciated.
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