this is the way they do business, sales will be small. October 2005 update: I have a very negative report on them, including failure to deliver on paid-for services. She tried to work with the authors to correct this.
This appears to be a good publisher only as long as there is no problem, like an insurance company that is easy to get along with until you make a claim, then nice. October 2009 update: but now the July complaint has been abated; Trafford seems to have gotten its act together under the new auspices and has become responsive. May 2010 update: One author has verified that more people have bought copies than are reflected in the sales reports. February 2010 update: They pay royalties once a year, and do not reveal their rates until they offer a contract. October 2004 update: the link no longer connects.