I just found this extremely cool link from Nathan Brandsford's blog. It's an article written by author Lynn Viehl, and in it she writes about how she got on the NYT mass market bestseller list. She even, get this, posted her royalty statement for all and sundry to peruse. She clearly lists how much money she made, what percentages went where, and what she ultimately pocketed.
For anyone wondering how things are in the national publishing scene, this is one link you don't want to miss.