They were formatted and sold through a company called Graphicly- which earlier this year went bankrupt. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic.ly
Worse, some customers have told me that when Graphicly vanished so did their purchased e-books.
I can't give refunds for these missing e-books because I didn't actually sell them- Graphicly was the acting retailer. Even if I wanted to issue payments out of pocket I can't, because Graphicly sort of forgot this little detail where they pay the publishers for their sales. Like, for the entire last year.
They disappeared with their e-books and a pile of other people's earnings. Hmm. http://www.anyclip.com/movies/the-producers-2005/a-brilliant-idea/#!quotes/
But the important thing is: Some people bought DK books that went poof on them, and that's not fair. Even if it's not our fault, I want to do what we can to take care of our readers.
So if this happened to you, e-mail me (Dreamkeeperscomic[at]gmail.com) and I'll link you to a free PDF download of your lost book.
We *are* still selling print-resolution PDF files through Lulu. Downloads are different from e-books. For one thing, they don't freaking disappear. They're yours to read, backup, and enjoy, online or off.
Will we offer e-books again sometime? Almost certainly. But V4 is my priority now, so I won't be looking into e-books until afterwards.
Personally, I love having a physical book in my hands, turning real pages- I dislike reading off a screen.
What about you? From a reader standpoint, what are the pros and cons of downloads vs. e-books? Any formats you hate? Any you love? Have any parting thoughts for Graphicly? Let 'er rip in the comments below!