Today I appeared in a group presentation of Tor Books authors -- Charlie Stross, John Scalzi and me -- and Macmillan USA's Executive Vice President for Digital Publishing and Technology -- Fritz Foy -- at Book Expo America in New York City. We were there to explain to the publishing world why Tor Books is the first major publisher to go DRM-free for its ebooks, and what's coming next:
In addition, Foy officially announced that a new Tor/Forge DRM-free e-book store will debut here on Tor.com in late summer, 2012.
Tor.com has a write-up of our remarks. I believe there'll be a video soon, as well.
Tor Books Announces E-book Store: Doctorow, Scalzi & Stross Talk DRM-Free
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