View Full Version : Buying DRM-free ePub


Hatgirl
07-09-2009, 11:29 AM
Now that my Cool-er is on its way, can anyone suggest good (legal) sites that sell DRM-free ePub ebooks?

I know of Baen (http://www.webscription.net/) and the Multiformat option at Fictionwise (http://www.fictionwise.com/). BooksOnBoard (http://www.booksonboard.com/index.html) have a "no padlock ePub" icon, which I presume means DRM-free ePub, but I couldn't find any books on the site actually sold that way!

Anywhere else? I know about most of the free places (feedbooks etc), I'm looking for "shops". :thanks:

wallcraft
07-09-2009, 11:53 AM
Pan Macmillan eBooks (http://www.panmacmillan.com/Categories/EBooks/?SideNav=CategoryNav&SubjectID=55) and O'Reilly ebooks (http://oreilly.com/ebooks/) sell direct and are DRM free.

wallcraft
07-09-2009, 12:00 PM
Stanza started out with DRM-free ePub as its preferred format. It can now read DRMed eReader, but see Can Stanza read contemporary books? (http://www.lexcycle.com/faq/contemporary_content) for a slightly longer list of stores with DRM-free ePub ebooks.

Elfwreck
07-09-2009, 12:28 PM
I couldn't find anything on the Pan Macmillan pages to indicate their books are DRM-free. I noted that their "special editions" are released without DRM, but nothing about their standard ebooks, and their ebook notes do instruct buyers to download the software before purchasing--which isn't necessary for non-DRM'd books. (I can load non-DRM'd ePubs to my Sony Reader without having Adobe Digital Editions on my computer.)

wallcraft
07-09-2009, 12:36 PM
I couldn't find anything on the Pan Macmillan pages to indicate their books are DRM-free. The few ebooks I bought from them were all DRM-free, but I agree they are not very clear about this. See Pan Macmillan ebooks for the iPhone (http://www.panmacmillan.com/Features/displayPage.asp?PageTitle=Pan%20Macmillan%20ebooks %20for%20the%20iPhone) for their ebooks which are definately DRM-free ePubs.

Hatgirl
07-10-2009, 05:48 AM
Thanks, everyone! Not a huge amount, but still enough to keep me busy for quite a while.