I’ve been too busy with a family wedding and a staycation for a proper post. But since I’ve written previously about the Dorchester Publishing bankruptcy, I wanted to mention this news: Amazon Publishing buys 1000 titles from Dorchester.
The best news for the authors involved is that Amazon is going to pay the authors their back royalties. This is about the best case scenario for these authors. Amazon could probably have negotiated to avoid this if they wanted to (they were the only bidder).
I’m sure this will buy Amazon much goodwill. I’m curious to see if there’s any way that the anti-Amazon crowd can spin this into something negative. I don’t see how, but they can be quite creative.
- Thoughts on Amazon – Dorchester (briankeene.com)
- Amazon to bid for assets of bankrupt publisher Dorchester (teleread.com)
- Writer Bewares and Watchdogs (bloodredshadow.com)