All stories relating to DRM
- Sony’s ebookstore now available through any Web browser
- Plans for Justice League film revived after Warner Bros. hires writer Will Beall
- IPG offers DRM-free option for publishers
- Kelley Armstrong and Bruce McDonald on fantasy and writing sequels
- Atlantic Books buys Suzanne Harrington memoir
- New book goes inside HBO’s Game of Thrones
- What happens to leftover BEA books?
- Ernest Hemingway lookalikes
The New York–based publisher, a subsidiary of Macmillan, posted the announcement on its blog on Tuesday:
“Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time,” said president and publisher Tom Doherty. “They’re a technically sophisticated bunch, and DRM is a constant annoyance to them. It prevents them from using legitimately-purchased e-books in perfectly legal ways, like moving them from one kind of e-reader to another.”
The decision applies not just to frontlist titles and new releases, but will encompass the publisher’s entire catalogue. The DRM-free titles will be available for purchase from the usual ebook sellers, as well as from retailers specializing in DRM-free ebooks, such as Baen Books.
Today’s book news:
- Lady Seinfeld innocent of vegetable plagiarism
- Tintin in trouble in the Congo again. Quick Snowy, run get help!
- N+1 gets a schmancy new website
- China Miéville now three times as nerdy
- 99-year-old woman becomes iPad-obsessed zombie, to the delight of next of kin
- Cory Doctorow slams iPad DRM! As does … Wil Wheaton!