What’s a “Digital Paperback”?

Our recent release of Ghosts I Have Met, and Some Others by John Kendrick Bangs introduced something new for us, the first of what we hope will be a great many DBP Digital Paperback Classics.

What’s a “Digital Paperback”? you may wonder. How can such a thing be?

We’re glad you asked.

Our Digital Paperback Classics are superior reproductions of classic works, rarities, and unusual finds, priced at a very manageable, recession-conscious $2.99 (U.S.).

Of course, some of these books you’ll be able to get as free downloads elsewhere, but take a good look. Every one of those freebies we’ve seen is so rife with errors and sloppy formatting that reading them is an exercise in distraction. Our editions go through a painstaking word-by-word comparison against the original printed text, mimic the original typography as well as the digital format allows, and give you all-new DBP-exclusive extras. Our Bangs book, for example, includes a “Frivolous Reading Group Guide,” an illuminating foreword by Pinocchio’s Forgotten Land author Scott Mignola, and high-quality scans of the illustrations from an actual 1898 first edition we were fortunate enough to get our hands on. We take pride in what we do.

That said, we’re hoping you’ll throw us a bone and check out the first in our Digital Paperback Classics series. Download a sample for your Kindle, Apple device, or Kobo e-reader. Compare it to one of those slapdash freebie editions. You’ll see what we’re talking about.

And remember, your $2.99 helps fund our mission of providing more low-cost digital books to literate and deserving folks such as yourself, some of whom might never learn of our more obscure titles otherwise.

Questions? Tweet us, Facebook us, leave a comment below, or send a good old-fashioned e-mail to memi@dogboypro.com. We’re always glad to hear from you.

Happy reading!

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Ding-ding-ding! We have a winner!

We’ve reached 400 Likes on Facebook! You know what that means, don’t you?

All right, remember back in June when we said we’d give away one copy each of our first two e-books, Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio and Scott Mignola‘s equally perverse sequel, Pinocchio’s Forgotten Land, to the 400th lucky person to Like our Facebook page? Well, it happened today!

So a big congratulations to Mike Corley (henceforth known to us as Lucky #400), our first ever contest winner! Let us know how you like those Pinocchio books, Mike!

And speaking of Likes, thanks to all 400 of you following us on Facebook or subscribing to our blog. You are each a vital cog in the formidable book-publishing machine we’re assembling in the musty Dog Boy Productions basement. Stay tuned for news about our next publication, slated for sometime next month.

For those of you who had your eye on the prize but slept in late this morning, distress not! Like #450 will get a free iTunes download of our soon-to-be-revealed next book. Like #500 will get a download of every book we’ve published. That’s right. We’re just that fond of you.

So again, if you like what we’re doing, tell your friends, your relatives (both estranged and familiar), the mail lady, the lonely inmate you’ve fallen into the habit of corresponding with—whoever. We humbly appreciate your support.

Glowing customer review on Amazon!

Woo! First customer review of Pinocchio’s Forgotten Land posted to the U.S. Amazon site today, and it’s a rave! Check it out HERE. Thanks, T. A.!

And long-overdue congratulations to author Scott Mignola. Many more glowing reviews to come, we’re sure!

Which reminds us: If you’ve read either or both of the Pinocchio books, don’t be bashful about sharing your thoughts. Head on over to your local Amazon or iTunes site and leave a review of your own. This will help attract readers from beyond our little social media circle and greatly increase our exposure.

Thanks in advance! We so appreciate your support!

Pinocchio is coming to Kindle!

We’ve been quiet for the last couple of weeks, formatting our two Pinocchio companion volumes for the Kindle e-reader. Looks like we’ve got one last hoop to jump through with Amazon, which will either get these books approved for publication or send us scurrying back to the drawing board. There have been unexpected delays with Apple, too, but fingers and toes are crossed for getting these books to your beloved iPads and iPhones by the end of this month.

In the meantime, take a look at the facelift we gave our website. How bright and shiny it is! You can now subscribe to our blog and receive e-mail updates about our new book releases. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Website launched!

We launched our website only four days ago, and already we’ve got press coverage! (Thanks, CBR!) Those cover images we posted of our upcoming Pinocchio books made their way around the Facebook community and lit up our switchboards over here. We are sincerely and deeply touched by your outpouring of support for this project, and for us. Starting a digital publishing company is a dream come true, and we couldn’t be happier to share it with you.

We have a few legalities and formatting issues to resolve yet, but we’re working toward that promised end-of-May release date for both books. We’ll keep you posted.

Again, thanks so much for your support!