STATUS: I think my head might be spinning with all the stuff that cropped up today.
What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? THE GUYS THAT SAYS GOODBYE TO YOU IS OUT OF HIS MIND by Griffin House
Today there is more on Dorchester’s move to all-digital in the Wall Street Journal.
Is this revolutionary and far-thinking? A move that many a small independent publisher will follow?
Well, it would be nice to think so.
Except I have one rather large problem with it. Via our evaluation of recent Dorchester royalty statements, this publisher has been having difficulty reporting monies owed to the author for electronic book sales—even when a quick search of the major eBook retail sites show that the books are clearly available in eFormat and have been available for several accounting periods.
When pushed regarding this issue, I’ve been given a couple of different responses—none of which have actually resolved the problem.
Yet. (Let’s hope.)
So if Dorchester plans to go all-digital, I’m worried for very practical reasons.