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Friday, August 6, 2010

Dorchester News

Publisher's Weekly has some jaw-dropping news about Dorchester. They are adopting the e-pub business model. In future, all their books will be released in digital. The titles that sell well will later be available in print-on-demand. Dorchester will no longer be doing mass market print books. Wow. I'm still in shock. If you want to read the PW article, here's the link.

Devon

3 comments:

  1. I kept my ear to the ground at RWA last week, hoping to hear something about Dorchester. However, I didn't hear anything, other than what we knew before - that they'd be "un"invited to the conference. I don't know whether to be sad or excited... maybe a bit of both. I certainly hope they can succeed.

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  2. I'm afraid this is just the beginning. I've been saying for a while now that all the big pubs will be forced to go to pod eventually if they hope to keep putting out print. Still, this is very sad to me.

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  3. Yes, I think we'll see more POD in the future. I do hope that publishers can make the transition gradually, or make the decision to go to POD for reasons other than being in financial trouble. Seeing one of the big publishers forced into it is kind of sad. I subscribe to the Nelson Literary Agency's blog, and they had a blog up yesterday about Dorchester. It's a brief, insider look at the situation. Here's the link, if you're interested.

    http://pubrants.blogspot.com/2010/08/dorchester-ceases-mm-publication.html

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