Baen Books' latest reader-friendly e-book venture

Great Slashdot story reports on Baen Books' new publishing gimmick for the latest Honor Harrington novel: it's coming with a CD ROM with unencrypted digital copies of all 22 of the books in the series, as well as cover-art and so on.

The Baen website says the texts on the CD-ROM will be unencrypted, requiring no special readers or decoders. The files are in .rtf or .html format, and the buyer will be able to download them into their PDA of choice.