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Old 09-27-2012, 06:24 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by fjtorres View Post
DRM is generally a *publisher* requirement, not a retailer requirement.
Most retailers sell both DRM'ed and DRM-free ebooks.
That's true. However, it seems some retailers (most big ones) don't make any effort to ease publishers "no-DRMs" choice. For example at Kobo (but I hear it's the same at Amazon), for each publisher "chanel", a chanel-wide "DRM-Selector" is used, with absolutely no per-title granularity.

In Kobo's specific case, the publisher needs to create two chanels, one with DRMs, and one without, hence enhancing the effort.

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Originally Posted by fjtorres View Post
So what you need to find out is if the publisher of that Nascar book insists it be sold with DRM. If they do, it won't matter which retailer you go for.
(And most do.)
Absolutely. Only if the publisher does NOT want DRM, will you have any chance of finding the book it legally available without them.
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