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Dorchester Finally Goes Digital. Am Doing Snoopy Dance

The big news of the day is Dorchester is going digital.   According to the press release,   by summer Dorchester will do simultaneous releases of its book in print and digital format for all of its new titles, but expect to see titles as early as April in multiple DRM formats.   You can read more about the partnership at editor Leah Hultenschmidt’s blog.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Anji
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 17:54:55

    YAY!!!!!! Finally!

  2. rebyj
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 18:05:58

    That’s good news !

  3. kirsten saell
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 18:47:56

    DRM. Wheee.

  4. Azure
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 19:03:19

    I can live with the DRM–one of my all-time favorite guilty pleasure books was reprinted by Dorchester late last year and I’d only seen it available for the Kindle. Soon it will be available in another format I can get, so there’s definitely some happy Snoopy dancing going on here! And I haven’t even checked to see if anything else I might want will be digitalized. :)

  5. GrowlyCub
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 19:29:44

    Actually, I don’t think this deal is good news for consumers. They are using the same company that’s doing those awful read online things for Harper Collins like for the Bujold title you mentioned yesterday and I didn’t notice anything about the pricing they will implement, but the DRM is going to cost a bundle and I’m sure they’ll send that on to consumers.

    I’m all for more books being available in e-form, but not if it means DRM.

  6. Heather Massey
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 19:51:33

    That’s good news, but I hope they rethink using DRM.

  7. DS
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 20:07:37

    Current Amazon prices for Kindle/Dorchester are 4.79 to $6.79. Original prices run from $5.99 to 7.99.

    I read somewhere that the publishers have let Amazon set the price like music companies let iPod set the price (it’s supposed to be a Bad Thing), but frankly I’d rather have this than the eBooks cost more than a hardcopy. Of course ebooks from epublishers also end up being discounted by Amazon which doesn’t seem quite fair when the price is low to start with. They discount from the ebook price of course not the POD cost.

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