you would be earning $10k a month. Well if you live in the UK this is only worth just over £5,300, or €7,600 in Europe. So, UK publishers are only actually recieving just over 50% of what they have earned. ....
I read this, and it did not make sense, but I see other people already brought up the fact that it doesn't so there you go.
I think what he is getting at is the comparitive cost of living (which yes I know is a government/economic thing and google can't be blamed for ALL the woes of the world).
e.g. I earn $1000 so I can buy 100 CD's in US amazon In UK this converts to £500 (less £10 cashing fee) and at £9 each for a CD then I can purchase 49 CD's. So in effect I am earning half of what I would in US.
Simplistic example but I am sure the US based publishers can now see what he is getting at. Maybe we should all move to the land of the free as one fo the other posters suggested :-}