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Friday, 6 August 2010


It is being reported that Dorchester/Leisure Books are dropping their mass market paperback line in September and moving into eBooks and POD books. Leisure publish many westerns and whilst this news is sad it does give further evidence that the future of reading lies in eBooks. I'm of mixed feelings as I'm extremely sorry to see the paperbacks go but I am pleased that Leisure's titles will be available for the Kindle and other eReaders. There' s been no official news yet but this does come from a reliable source. Dorchester also produce the Hard Case Crime paperbacks under a deal with Hard Case Crime. If this means the popular Hard Case Crime will go eBook also in unclear at the time of writing.

More news as it comes in.


Charles Ardai said...

Hard Case Crime is not going ebook. Hard Case Crime will just need to work with publishers other than Dorchester Publishing. More news as things ripen.

Chap O'Keefe said...

The Wall Street Journal is carrying the story. I will email it to you, Gary.

Duane Spurlock said...

Wow. I'm kinda blown away by this news. Because just look at the number of non-L'Amour westerns that come out in mass market each month from Leisure.

Amy said...

Definitely an eye opener. I'm curious to see what will happen next, especially since Barnes and Noble booksellers is now on the market.