Re: RARA-AVIS: Dorchester goes digital and POD

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 07 Aug 2010

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    Well, they can lock up authors' books for life if there aren't out-clauses negotiated into the contracts the agents negotiate and the authors sign.

    After all, everything is negotiable.


    On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 6:14 AM, Jack Bludis <> wrote:

    > Dorchester's choice to go all-digital, all-POD is probably the harbinger of
    > what we can expect to happen to the entire publishing industry. It is also a
    > way that publishers can lock up their books for the life of the author based
    > on the terms of most contracts.
    > I'm sure we're all waiting to hear from Charles who should know more about
    > this than anyone here.
    > (Or he may be contractually locked out from commenting.)
    > Charles?
    > Jack

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