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PostSubject: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:14 am

hmmm...

I read an article at dorchester pub this week:


Dorchester Drops Mass Market Publishing for E-Book/POD Model
by Jim Milliot
Aug 06, 2010

Mass market romance publisher Dorchester Publishing has dropped its traditional print publishing business in favor of an e-book/print-on-demand model effective with its September titles that are “shipping” now. President John Prebich said after retail sales fell by 25% in 2009, the company knew that 2010 “would be a defining year,” but rather than show improvement, “sales have been worse.” While returns are down, the company has had a difficult time getting its titles into stores as shelf space for mass market has been reduced, Prebich explained. Dorchester recently let its field sales force of seven go, although Tim DeYoung remains with the company as v-p of sales and marketing. The editorial team remains intact, although Prebich said the number of titles released monthly will likely be reduced from over 30 to 25. He said the schedule for 2011 is set and Dorchester has books in the pipeline through June 2012.

Dorchester will continue to do print copies for its book club business and has signed a deal with Ingram Publisher Service for IPS to do print-on-demand copies for selected titles. According to Prebich, some e-books that are doing well in the digital marketplace will be released as trade paperbacks with IPS fulfilling orders; the company, however, will not do any more mass market paperbacks for retail distribution.

Prebich said Dorchester’s e-book business has had “remarkable growth” which he expects to double again in the next year. Still, digital sales accounted for only 12% of total revenue prior to the company making the transition to the e-book/pod model. Prebich conceded that Dorchester will have lower revenues, but he expects margins to improve. He said the company is working out a new royalty rate with authors that he expects to announce next week. Editors are talking to authors now about the changes. “We hope they’ll stay,” Prebich said. Dorchester’s e-books are available at most major vendors and compatible with most platforms at an average price of $6.99. Trade paperbacks will be priced in the $12 to $15 range.


On his decision to drop the mass market format Prebich explained: “These are like pioneer times in publishing. We felt like we needed to take some chances and make a bold move."

e-book is fine... but for sentimental and book collectors like us, I still go for hard copies.

para sa akin eh yung e-book kapag nasa malayo ka at wala kang access makabili.

o di kaya if you wanna test the book if it's worth of space to your bookshelves...

kayo ba? whatcha think?


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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:24 pm

I really can't complain much sis... i love the smell of books being a bookie and a wide reader...i love the library something in the air that awes me...but I cant really say i hate enovels and ebooks either..i can't be a hypocrite because I enjoy the convenience of enovels plus hell in my cellphone I got all the twilight saga ebooks on my cellphone and I must say i can't be any happier hehehe
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:27 pm

i think hard copies and ebooks can co-exist peacefully in the long run.

kahit na marami na ang nagda-download na lang, meron pa ring market for the hard copies.

Hindi naman lahat may ebook eh.
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:27 am

Before Ipad, I'm a book person. But now, I hardly buy books not unless the title doesn't have an e-book version. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:17 pm

Nauubusan na ako ng space. Mabuti sana kung may library akong singlaki ng library ni Sharon Cuneta. Eh ang library niya, halos 200 square meters.

For practical reason, Ebook ako, tsaka cool yung ebook reader eh. multi-use.

Kinokolekta ko na lang halos eh yung mga talagang collectors edition. Nagiging tambak na kasi sa kuwarto.
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:07 pm

hahaha... same here... dami ko ng books na hindi ko na alam kung saan ko na sila ilalagay... dami ko na ring ebook na hindi ko alam kung kailan ko naman sila mababasa... hehehe

i don't mind hard copies... since i am a book collector...

i don't mind ebooks kasi isa akong mambabasa...

hehehe Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:12 pm

saan kaya natin to ilalagay? wala na talaga ako paglagyan. Malaki yung kuwarto ko sa iba pero, umaangal na asawa ko, kasi nawawalan na daw ng space yung mga gamit niya.

alangan naman bumili pa ako ng lote para sa libro? Shocked ayaw ko kasi dispatch lahat kasi nga lahat collectors edition na rin.
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:32 pm

hahaha!!!

natawa ako sa lote :p

sabi nga sa akin ng BF ko... kapag nakatira na kami sa iisang bubong... kailangan naming maglaan ng isang kuwarto na puro books lang namin ung nakalagay... dahil nga sa pareho kaming mahilig magbasa... pareho kaming marami ng libro na tinatago. pero siya actually mostly eh puro comics naman.

kung mura lang ang lote noh! at magpatayo ng sariling library Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:34 pm

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hahaha!!!

natawa ako sa lote :p

sabi nga sa akin ng BF ko... kapag nakatira na kami sa iisang bubong... kailangan naming maglaan ng isang kuwarto na puro books lang namin ung nakalagay... dahil nga sa pareho kaming mahilig magbasa... pareho kaming marami ng libro na tinatago. pero siya actually mostly eh puro comics naman.

kung mura lang ang lote noh! at magpatayo ng sariling library Razz

eh yung ebook reader magkano lang ? wala pang 5K. magkano ang lote? kung wala kang 500K Nada ka, inday. Shocked Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:51 am


hard copy pa din for me. ewan ko ba di ak interesado magbasa ng ibang books, pocketbooks lang.
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:54 am

may kilala naman ako na ayaw mag-store ng hardbound. Busto PB. kasi pampasikip lang daw yan ng space.
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:48 am


komo nasa malayo ak medyo pahirapan ang makakuha ng hard bound not to mention na mahal din, ebook is the best/last resort for me. kasi yun tlaga ang madaling makuha na..

im enjoying it though, kasi aside from the fact na i could read them here, my kausap pa ako..at merong sense kausap. kahit nman sino di magtatagal makipag usap kung walang kwenta ang usapan diba
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:22 am

bambi wrote:

komo nasa malayo ak medyo pahirapan ang makakuha ng hard bound not to mention na mahal din, ebook is the best/last resort for me. kasi yun tlaga ang madaling makuha na..

naku naranasan ko rin yan. Lalo na noong nakapunta pa naman ako ng States eh kaga-graduate ko ng college. Kasibulan ko sa pocketbook!! mega cry ako kapag wala ako mabilhan talaga. Lalo na yung pinoy pb.

Kaya nabaling talaga ako sa ibang hobby, kasi talagang I feel bad na I couldn't read tagalog pb anymore. Nakabalik ako dito, lipas na yung kahiligan ko. I mean nag-iba na rin naman ng level ang taste ko sa pagbabasa ng Tagalog. Hndi na ako makabili o makabasa pag alam kong mediocre na.

Buti na lang may BWR, at least sila di mediocre. (plugging ba? LOL)

speaking of HB, mahal talaga ang HB. yung collectors edition ni deveraux, second hand na nga 30 USD na.


bambi wrote:
im enjoying it though, kasi aside from the fact na i could read them here, my kausap pa ako..at merong sense kausap. kahit nman sino di magtatagal makipag usap kung walang kwenta ang usapan diba

Shocked Shocked talaga? Laughing bounce naku mabuhay! ikaw ang kauna-unahan yatang nagsabi na may sense kausap kame. LOL (Jowk)

Seriously. Tenchu ha?

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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:27 am

Wala akong tulak kabigin which is better kasi I think parehong may advantages and disadvantages ang printed books saka ebooks. Magkaiba nga lang sila ng form pero pareho silang maypanahon ng pagkasira. Kapag sobrang dami na nila mapa print o electronic ay mamomroblema ka talaga sa storage.hehe.

Shame on me pero ako yata ang taong mahilig magbasa na hindi nagko-collect puro hiram lang! (Ang daya ba?) Unless sobrang minahal ko talaga ang kuwento kaya sa tanda kong ito at dami na ng nabasa hindi lalagpas sa 20 ang libro ko sa bahay.
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:52 am

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Wala akong tulak kabigin which is better kasi I think parehong may advantages and disadvantages ang printed books saka ebooks. Magkaiba nga lang sila ng form pero pareho silang maypanahon ng pagkasira. Kapag sobrang dami na nila mapa print o electronic ay mamomroblema ka talaga sa storage.hehe.

Shame on me pero ako yata ang taong mahilig magbasa na hindi nagko-collect puro hiram lang! (Ang daya ba?) Unless sobrang minahal ko talaga ang kuwento kaya sa tanda kong ito at dami na ng nabasa hindi lalagpas sa 20 ang libro ko sa bahay.

ay ako din! ako din hindi nangongolekta, tamad kc ako maglinis haha.. wirdo na kung wirdo pero after ko mabasa, diko na inuulit kc alam kona ang istorya. im not against sa mga taong gsto ulit ulitin..its up to them though.

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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:54 am


your right ms catey, hindi ko matitiis balikan tong site na to kung walng kwenta. im enjoying it here.

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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:36 pm

bambi wrote:
missseymour wrote:
Wala akong tulak kabigin which is better kasi I think parehong may advantages and disadvantages ang printed books saka ebooks. Magkaiba nga lang sila ng form pero pareho silang maypanahon ng pagkasira. Kapag sobrang dami na nila mapa print o electronic ay mamomroblema ka talaga sa storage.hehe.

Shame on me pero ako yata ang taong mahilig magbasa na hindi nagko-collect puro hiram lang! (Ang daya ba?) Unless sobrang minahal ko talaga ang kuwento kaya sa tanda kong ito at dami na ng nabasa hindi lalagpas sa 20 ang libro ko sa bahay.

ay ako din! ako din hindi nangongolekta, tamad kc ako maglinis haha.. wirdo na kung wirdo pero after ko mabasa, diko na inuulit kc alam kona ang istorya. im not against sa mga taong gsto ulit ulitin..its up to them though.


Meron kasing author a masarap ulitin. Bihira, pero kapag trip lang balikan saka binabalikan.

ebook reader can store millions of titles. Pero kahit siguro may library kang sing laki nung ke Mega, you can't store million of books o a library.
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:43 pm


sige pabili na lng din kaya tayo ng LOTE tulad ng dream ng ibang frends natin dito..hmm nagka idea tuloy ako..pero may paglagakan na ng aklat..pero dpat maliit na lote, tpos 2storey bldg ang library nang masulit nman ang espasyo..(aba kakuripot ko hahha)
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:49 pm

niyahahaha!!!

uu nga... gawin nating two or three story building. Naku!! hala kunyari akabili a tayo, iniutang natin ang pampagawa. Eh yung mainteance naman ang po-problemahin natin.dapat regular ang linis para insect free, at twenty four hours aircon. nakupo, pangmayaman lang talaga ang hobby naten.
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:53 pm

Catey Amidala Skywalker wrote:
niyahahaha!!!

uu nga... gawin nating two or three story building. Naku!! hala kunyari akabili a tayo, iniutang natin ang pampagawa. Eh yung mainteance naman ang po-problemahin natin.dapat regular ang linis para insect free, at twenty four hours aircon. nakupo, pangmayaman lang talaga ang hobby naten.

yun lang ! sabi nga nila gsto mo ng kumbinyente? gumastos ka (aruy, un nga lang msakit sa bulsa hahaha)
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:56 pm

laugh laugh laugh Kaya maski paano naman pala may advantage ang ebook. Magpayaman muna tayo... Wink

tapos ito maganda plano...

Kapag me library a tayo, mayroon tayong Bambi's Floor, Catey's Corner, etc... then invite people pero ay entrance fee.

waahhh ninegosyo!
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:57 pm

Catey Amidala Skywalker wrote:
laugh laugh laugh Kaya maski paano naman pala may advantage ang ebook. Magpayaman muna tayo... Wink

tapos ito maganda plano...

Kapag me library a tayo, mayroon tayong Bambi's Floor, Catey's Corner, etc... then invite people pero ay entrance fee.

waahhh ninegosyo!

awwww this is a good one!
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:58 pm

Catey Amidala Skywalker wrote:
niyahahaha!!!

uu nga... gawin nating two or three story building. Naku!! hala kunyari akabili a tayo, iniutang natin ang pampagawa. Eh yung mainteance naman ang po-problemahin natin.dapat regular ang linis para insect free, at twenty four hours aircon. nakupo, pangmayaman lang talaga ang hobby naten.


hehehe... baka maging museum eto pagdating ng panahon lol!

naalala ko kasi ung isang movie na future boyfriend. future kasi galing sa future ung guy. sa time nung guy wala ng libro. ung first scene kasi nung movie (archeologist ung guy) may nakita silang book... tapos nagtanong ung babaeng kasama niya na... "what's that?"

ung book na nakita niya eh romance novel. eh may mga term dun na hindi niya alam ang meaning, like love and sex and passion... ang ginagawa niya pumunta siya sa past para makilala ung babaeng author nung novel.
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:07 pm

dinadownload ko yan arns...

o malay niyo, maging tunay yan. at least pag nabasa ito ng bookworm na mayu puhunan she/he can do it for themselves.

tsaka ang ebook, yung kindle, kapag na purchase ka sa amazon, pag dinelete mo may back up yu sa account mo. Eh paano yung ebook na walang back up?
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PostSubject: Re: Romance E-Book/E-Novels vs. The traditional hard copy romance novels Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:17 pm

Catey Amidala Skywalker wrote:
dinadownload ko yan arns...

maganda yang movie na yan sis Smile


Catey Amidala Skywalker wrote:

tsaka ang ebook, yung kindle, kapag na purchase ka sa amazon, pag dinelete mo may back up yu sa account mo. Eh paano yung ebook na walang back up?

aray ko!!!

kapag walang back-up... para kang na-ondoy pale
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