http://ShelfAwareness Bob Miller's HarperStudio might actually change the publishing world. Borders has agreed to buy stock from HarperStudio on a nonreturnable basis in exchange for discounts between 58-63% rather than 48%. The first of the HarperStudio books will ship this spring.
The article in ShelfAwareness suggests that Miller is paying a small advance in exchange for higher royalties instead of the "no advance" theory that was advanced early on. ShelfAwareness also brought up the idea that perhaps the industry could take a look at the "suggested retail price" printing on the book. What that would mean in terms of royalties to authors or prices to the consumers, I'm not sure.