Hard Case Crime To eBooks!

January 13, 2009

Dorchester Publishing to Deliver Entire Frontlist and Selected Backlist in eBook and Digital Formats

Dorchester Publishing has published mass market books since 1971, making it the oldest independent mass market publisher in America. Known for its collection of romance novels, Dorchester also publishes world-class horror, thrillers and western titles, as well as the award-winning Hard Case Crime line of pulp-style mysteries, science fiction and fantasy titles from the award-winning Wildside Press. In addition, Dorchester is now distributing the bestselling Family Doctor series of health guides in the US and Canada.

Emphasis added by me.

I have waited and waited and waited for this!

For years I’ve been drooling over the Hard Case Crime series. Who wouldn’t, given their delicious classic pulpy covers?

… but they’ve all been on paper!

Now, e is coming!

I am going to go soooo broke buying these.

Free eBook: The Catholic Orangemen

January 13, 2009

The Catholic Orangemen of Togo and Other Conflicts I Have Known is in the center of a free speech dispute. The original print publisher canceled its commitment due to a legal threat. The author is giving the book away for free in PDF format and has self-published in paper to sell.

See this post and this post for details.

Why freedom of speech matters.

Quote: Dorothea Salo

January 13, 2009

The DRM Ponzi event horizon

Personally, despite my neverending love affair with the written word, I’m getting tired of owning print books. There, I’ve said it. They take up a whole lot of space, they clutter, and they’re obnoxious to pack (yes, I’ve moved twice in the last five years and that may not be the end of it, how about you?). For my purposes, with most books, ebooks would be far preferable both for one-time and many-time reads… if I could be assured of keeping my many-time reads.