Amazon Acquires Dorchester Titles

On August 28, 2012 Amazon Publishing acquired the rights to over 1,000 titles from bankrupt publisher Dorchester. Authors who choose to have their books published by Amazon will receive the full back royalties owed by Dorchester, while those who do not wish to work with Amazon will have rights to their titles reverted back to them.

Amazon had announced their intention to bid on the company’s backlist in late June, and there were no competing bids. Dorchester’s SF/F/Horror titles will be reprinted under the 47North imprint.