TOR Books Joins Baen in Selling Unencrypted Science Fiction and Fantasy

February 27, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
"We've tested a lot of e-book waters, including various cockamamie schemes involving overpriced e-books laden with DRM," says TOR Books Executive Editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden.

"Oddly enough," Hayden continues, "a lot of those 'books' didn't even sell enough copies to pay for their file-conversion costs. Meanwhile, it hasn't escaped our notice that Jim Baen has been doing something that works, that people like, and that makes money. I'm delighted to be doing this pilot program; I think Jim has been clueful on this issue for a long time, while almost everyone else in publishing has been staggering around on stage hitting one another over the head with inflated pig bladders."

Jim Baenís Universe is published as a bimonthly online magazine, beginning June 2006, with over 150,000 words per issue, making it far larger than a typical magazine. The magazine can be read online, or in a variety of downloadable formats, including Acrobat PDF, Mobipocket, Microsoft Reader, RTF, and others.
As with all of Baen Publishingís electronic offerings, Jim Baenís Universe is published completely unencrypted and without any Digital Rights Management schemes or copy protection.

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