All Tor/Forge E-books Going DRM-Free


Today’s post is a little different from usual, but because it will affect most if not all of you, I’m passing the news along.

You see, Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen (all imprints of Tom Doherty Associates) will make its entire list of e-books DRM-free by July 2012. In case you’re not sure what that means, soon you’ll be able to purchase any of Tor/Forge’s e-books and put those books on one or more e-readers or your choice without having to buy additional copies for each e-reader.

To quote president and publisher Tom Doherty, “Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time. 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.”

Soon you’ll be able to purchase your titles free of digital rights management (DRM) from the same retailers as usual, plus the publisher also has plans in place to start selling titles through retailers that sell only DRM-free books.

Thank you, Tor for being responsive to the needs and wants of your readers.

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