eBook pioneer Baen Books has ironed out a new agreement with Sony to have their digital titles on the Reader Store. Starting today, you will be able to purchase titles by authors such as David Weber, David Drake, and Larry Correia.
Baen Books built a tremendous following by offering their eBooks in a fully unlocked format. This meant that they did not contact DRM and could be loaded on any of your reading devices. They have been selling science fiction and fantasy books through their website for over 13 years.
The move to third-party distribution is relatively new territory for Baen, which has built a name for itself in the ebook arena with an innovative e-Advanced Reading Copy program and limited time monthly discount bundles. They recently started doing business with Apple iBooks earlier this year and Amazon at the tail end of 2012.
“We are excited for the chance to work with Sony. Now it will be easier than ever to download your favorite Weber, Ringo, or Correia ebook to your eBook reader,” says Toni Weisskopf, Baen Publisher. “The DRM-free model will not change, and you can be sure we will always maintain our famous eBook pioneering spirit and customer-first orientation.”
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