I’ve no idea what’s happening with Dorchester, but the author below is pretty upset. As she should be.
Is Dorchester refusing to revert rights? Selling books they have no rights to? Selling ebooks without the rights, and without a contract?
This post Guess What Dorchester? â€œItâ€™s Onâ€ | StacyDittrich.com says:
“If your rights have reverted, Dorchester is still able to sell these books (REALLY? FIND ME THE LAW ON THAT ONEâ€¦.). A caveat of our reversion notice allows for sales of all pre-existing stock (I GUESS ITS NOT AN ISSUE SINCE YOU OBVIOUSLY Â DONâ€™T HAVE A CLUE WHERE THE PRE-EXISTING STOCK IS. BUT PLEASE, WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR EXPLANATION ON HOW YOU ARE STILL OFFERING E-BOOKS THAT YOU DONâ€™T HAVE THE RIGHTS TO)”
I’ve no idea what the background is on this dispute.
Sadly, my guess is that it’s a foretaste of what’s to come in traditional publishing.
As Stacy Dittrich is doing: “Funny, I decided to follow J.A. Konrathâ€™s lead and self-publish one of the books in my series that Dorchester didnâ€™t get its dirty hands on. And, guess what? I had more downloads in less than 1 day than Dorchester â€œclaimedâ€ I had in 2 YEARS” — you may want to go the self-publishing route too.
You’ll save yourself a lot of aggravation.
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