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.
WallStreetJournal via ShelfAwareness.