announces new line of novella-length books

Starting next Sept, the company will publish 3-4 new, DRM-free, original science fiction novellas as ebooks, audiobooks and print-on-demand paper books per month, and they're launching strong, with titles by Seanan McGuire, Mary Robinette Kowal and Paul Cornell, as well as a slate of first-time authors. Read the rest

Humble Brainiac Book Bundle: tech books for kids!

Get more than 15 DRM-free kids tech ebooks from No Starch Press, including the amazing Lauren Ipsum, as well as a wealth of killer Lego books, books for young makers, and kids' programming guides -- support EFF and the Freedom of the Press Foundation, too! Read the rest's annual free "Best of" ebook

Every year, anthologizes some of the best short fiction from its website in a free ebook, and it's always one of the best sf anthologies of the year -- this is no exception! Read the rest

Discounted ebooks for readers who own Dilbert, Oatmeal and Nom Nom Paleo books

Peter writes, "Vancouver based ebook bundling start-up, Bitlit has signed a deal with Andrews McMeel publishing. The deal allows readers who own a paper copy of an Andrews McMeel book to get the eBook for 80% off. The deal includes comic collections from Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) and Scott Adams (Dilbert), and Michelle Tam's bestselling cookbook Nom Nom Paleo." Read the rest

Vast Humble Comics Bundle

The latest Humble Bundle features an indescribably vast array of comics from Mega, including work from Mark Waid, Darick Robertson, Garth Ennis, Gail Simone, Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, J. Michael Straczynski, David Mack, Howard Chaykin, Bill Willingham, Sean Phillips, Tim Seeley, Chuck Dixon, Andy Diggle, Duane Swierczynski, Joshua Hale Fialkov and others. Read the rest

Lawquake! Judge rules that explaining jailbreaking isn't illegal

A federal judge in New York has ruled that telling people where to get DRM-removal software isn't against the law -- it's a huge shift in the case-law around DRM, and it's an important step in the right direction. Read the rest

Kindle Original vs Kindle Voyage

Jason Weisberger finally upgraded. Did seven years make much difference? The answer will probably not surprise you, but the details might.

Humble Star Wars Bundle with Dark Horse

Name your price for great Star Wars comics in Dark Horse's first-ever DRM-free foray, and support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Read the rest

Free ebook of Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box for owners of the print book

Peter from Bitlit writes, "Best selling author Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) has made his acclaimed horror novel Heart-Shaped Box available as a free eBook bundle. For the next two weeks anybody with a hardcover or paperback is eligible for a free ebook through Bitlit." Read the rest

Henry Kuttner: long-lost works of a Lovecraft acolyte

Kuttner met his wife, the writer CL Moore, through a mutual correspondence with HP Lovecraft; when he died, she became his literary executor, then married a non-writer who ordered her to stop writing, and insisted that she suppress future publication of Kuttner's work -- but now you can get 14 of his books as ebooks. Read the rest

New Humble Ebook Bundle: name your price for Walking Dead collections and more comics

Included in the DRM-free bundle are a ton of Walking Dead collections, the amazing Witch Doctor comic (review, review) and loads more. Read the rest

Harpercollins will offer discounted ebooks to print book owners

They're the first major publisher to sign with Bitlit, an app that lets you send a photo of your book's copyright page with your name inked on it in exchange for a deal on the ebook. Read the rest

DRM-free indie ebooks outsell DRM-locked ones 2:1

Author Earnings has published its latest eye-popping data-analysis of ebook sales and rankings on Amazon. Read the rest

Car Hacker's Handbook

Dual core writes, "Car Hacker's Handbook is a book on car hacking licensed under Creative Commons." Read the rest

Jeff VanderMeer's name-your-price bundle of great, indie New Weird fiction

Jeff VenderMeer has curated a name-your-price bundle of New Weird fiction of great repute and deep weirdness, hosted at Storybundle. Read the rest

Humble Dynamite Bundle: name your price for $258 worth of comics

The Humble Bundle Dynamite 10th Anniversary edition features $258 worth of comics on a name-your-price basis, and supports charities including the indispensable Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Read the rest

Publishers offer free/discounted ebooks of the print books you own with Bitlit

Bitlit works with publishers to get you free or discounted access to digital copies of books you own in print: you use the free app (Android/Ios) to take a picture of the book's copyright page with your name printed in ink, and the publisher unlocks a free or discounted ebook version. None of the Big Five publishers participate as yet, but indies like O'Reilly, Berrett-Koehler, Red Wheel Weiser, Other Press, Greystone, Coach House, Triumph, Angry Robot, Chicago Review, Dundurn, and PM Press (publishers of my book The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow) are all in.

(Image: Bookshelf, David Orban, CC-BY) Read the rest

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