the publishing industry went through a revolution
The collapse of the midlist in publishing at the turn of the 21st Century had a major impact on some of the world's most popular — but not blockbuster — writers as only the publication of very low-budget books and very high budget releases became financially feasible in the traditional publishing industry.
About five years ago, Somtow realized that he had a mine of 50 or more books that were out of print with the rights reverted. Diplodocus Press was created at first to make these books available again using the new Print on Demand technology. Diplodocus Press also experimented with releasing novels by other writers such as the late Sharon Webb and horror writer P.D. Cacek.
This year, Diplodocus is expanding its releases to the Kindle arena and will be producing a series of anthologies and collections as well.