Friday, January 16, 2009

Publisher Promo - Dorchester expanding to eBook

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

Technology from LibreDigital to Help Dorchester Expand Distribution

NEW YORK – January 13, 2009 – LibreDigital, Inc., today announced that Dorchester Publishing will use the LibreDigital’s ePublishing Solutions to extend its book selling to new digital channels, including eBooks, the web and a variety of digital eReaders – all while protecting copyrights. The move will give millions of readers new ways to access Dorchester’s extensive book catalog which includes titles from New York Times best-selling authors Christine Feehan, Nina Bangs, Angie Fox, Marjorie M. Liu and C.L. Wilson, as well as legendary classics from authors Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour.

“Our business is built on a tradition of giving readers the highest quality books at the best value,” said John C. Prebich, President and CEO of Dorchester Publishing. “Working with LibreDigital, we can provide millions of loyal readers with new digital delivery options so they can access their favorite titles on eReaders, mobile phones or computers while protecting the value accrued by our brand.”

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.

“Dorchester Publishing is a great example of how publishers are expanding book delivery options to meet the changing needs of consumers,” said Russell P. Reeder, President and CEO of LibreDigital. “By making their works accessible in multiple digital formats, Dorchester Publishing is ensuring that consumers can find and access their favorite titles whenever and however they want - whether it’s through a search engine, an iPhone application like Stanza or on an eReader from Sony or Amazon. We’re hearing from our customers that, even in a down economy, the sale of eBooks is growing more quickly than they expected.”

Serving many of the world’s largest media and publishing companies, LibreDigital develops market-leading interactive digital publishing solutions for organizations seeking to attract new channels and partners for the sales of their titles. LibreDigital also helps publishers market and control their valuable works across an ever-expanding variety of digital formats, including eBooks, E Ink, online, mobile and print-on-demand delivery options.

About LibreDigital
LibreDigital is a Digital Media Services company that provides conversion, storage and secured distribution for digital content through digital stores and new eBook devices worldwide. Helping publishers of newspapers, magazines, books and journals to market and control their valuable works across traditional and new digital formats, LibreDigital serves the world’s top firms in over 120 countries including, HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette USA, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, John Wiley & Sons and Simon & Schuster and now Dorchester Publishing. Backed by Adams Capital Management, Noro-Moseley Partners, the New York Times Company, and HarperCollins Publishers, LibreDigital is based in Austin, Texas, with offices in New York City and the United Kingdom.

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