Information on digital versus physical distribution.

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  • 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.
    Jon.
  • Red-Moose 9 Feb 2010 19:55:58 5,346 posts
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    If you tell me the latest piece of software to convert a movie for use on PSP, I will answer.
  • Deleted user 9 February 2010 19:59:46
    PSP Video 9.
  • Deleted user 9 February 2010 20:00:39
    The OP.
  • Deleted user 9 February 2010 20:02:54
    squarejawhero wrote:
    The OP.

    This helps too.
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