Anyone who has read the site in the last week knows I am deeply suspicious of publishers who do not offer advances, so I thought it would be useful for folks to get an alternate view from someone whose opinion I respect.
So: Please meet Evan Gregory, an agent at the Ethan Ellenberg Agency (i.e., the agency I’m with; Evan handles much of my foreign rights work), who offers an informed opinion “In Defense of the Royalty-Only Model for Digital Publication.” Check out what he has to say on the subject. It’s worth your time.
Also, of course, if you comment on his site, please show him the same courtesy (and in some cases, even more courtesy) than you show me here. Thanks.