Wednesday, August 15

Cool

Beautiful Words

Not quite up there with Congress shall make no law, but still:

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

All Tor ebooks have gone DRM-free.  Baen ebooks always have been.  Between them, they cover some huge percentage of the science fiction market, so this is good news for recent Nexus 7 purchasers.

Now if there was just a way to import third-party books into the Google Reader app...

Update: What the hell?  Kage Baker's The Graveyard Game is only availble on Barnes & Noble (for Nook only) and Apple's US store (for iThing only).  Neither Amazon nor Kobo have it.

Update: Ah, it's a "not available in Australia" thing.  Of course, it's not available in Australia by any other means either - unless you import the same edition from the same publisher as a physical book.  That's stupid.

Update: Returned the first three books in the series for refund.  At least Amazon made that part easy, because you can't turn off 1-Click for Kindle purchases, and there's no way to know in advance that it's going to refuse to sell you anything past the third volume of a series.

Update x4: Coincidentally, Ars Technica has an article on the spavined weevils at Hachette UK who are behind all my ebook problems.  Two weeks ago I'd never heard of Hachette; now they are synonymous with overpriced and DRM-crippled.  A Hachette job, so to speak.

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