Sci-fi writer Kathy Rusch had an interesting post last week about Big Six publishers possibly underreporting e-book figures. Read it here: http://kriswrites.com/2011/04/13/the-business-rusch-royalty-statements/. This week she has a follow-up with reaction from other writers and literary agents. See here: http://kriswrites.com/2011/04/20/the-business-rusch-royalty-statements-update/.
Seems e-book discrepancies don’t fall within the margin of error, as writers who have both indie and traditional books find their indie titles outselling the Big Six ten-to-one. If you see similar potential errors in your latest royalty statement, contact the professional writers’ organization of your genre.