With all due respect, Leon, the Director of Marketing of Tate is hardly an unbiased "source". If they try very hard to place books in bookstores, why have they only managed to place yours in just one B&N? Did they, in fact, do it at all, or did you have them placed there? And how much did it cost you to have them published?With regards to GunsBigGuns, As a Tate author my books have always been in a store and or available to be placed there should the buyer choose the theme of my book. Unfortunately just because I’m in one Barnes & Noble that doesn’t mean the rest of the buyers will agree that it’s good for their area. That being said I decided to re-check the facts and I went directly to the source.
To quote Jim Macdonald above:
The way it works is the publisher offers you $4,000.