Monday, August 09, 2010

Paperback Publishers Move to E-Books - WSJ.com

Sign of the times

As digital books continue to gain market share, one of the country's oldest mass-paperback publishers is abandoning its traditional print books and making its titles available in digital format and print-on-demand only.

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Dorchester Publishing Inc., a closely held book and magazine house, said it is making the switch after its book unit sales fell 25% last year, in part because of declining orders from some of its key retail accounts, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. A spokeswoman for Wal-Mart declined comment.

Paperback Publishers Move to E-Books - WSJ.com

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