We've created this Forum Thread with some workarounds and advice to assist you in publishing you ebook.
Selling to bookstores
I have a book that I would like to sell to independent book stores in New York City. Is there a standard percentage or price that bookstores will pay for new books? Is it all just left to negotiation? Also, is there any standard on who pays for the shipping?
If the bookstore pays, for example, 50% of the retail price and I also have to pay for shipping, how do I make any money??