The line here is extremely blurry: What constitutes a reseller? For example, I rent a private rack in a local datacenter. The equipment is 100% owned and managed by my company, including our firewall and switches. I also have my own /26 (~64 IP addresses). Let's do a bit of research:
[jjbegin@bane ~]$ host rightbrainnetworks.com
rightbrainnetworks.com has address 22.214.171.124
[jjbegin@bane ~]$ whois 126.96.36.199
# Query terms are ambiguous. The query is assumed to be:
# "n 188.8.131.52"
# Use "?" to get help.
# The following results may also be obtained via:
NetRange: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
OriginAS: AS32477, AS11115
NetType: Direct Allocation
Comment: ADDRESSES WITHIN THIS BLOCK ARE NON-PORTABLE
OrgName: Online Tech Inc.
Address: 305 E. Eisenhower
Address: Suite 300
City: Ann Arbor
OrgNOCName: Network Operations Center
OrgAbuseName: Network Operations Center
OrgTechName: Network Operations Center
RTechName: Network Operations Center
# available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html
This tells you who ARIN assigned my netblock to, which is Online Technologies, my datacenter provider. But there's no mention of me or my company. It's because I don't have my own assignment from ARIN, so I'm subletting address space. But all the equipment is owned an managed by me. Does this mean I'm a reseller of the datacenter?
As part of our hosting, we also provide CPanel accounts. A feature of WHM/CPanel is the ability to create sub-accounts. I have one business partner who resells accounts that he sets up and provides first-level support. But I've available for second-level support, which I provide on a routine basis. Is he considered a reseller?
I'm a bit confused on how you can be writing a book on the web hosting business without understanding how nebulous your question is?