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Old 03-01-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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Amazon Insists on DRM for Mobipocket eBooks

Seems that Amazon is insisting that Mobipocket format eBooks have to be sold with DRM.

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As a reader who wants to own e-books for real, I’ve had reason aplenty to loathe DRM.

Now, as a first novelist, I have even more justification.

The e-bookers at Amazon insist that books in its Mobipocket format be distributed with DRM even when publishers object. And that’s hitting Twilight Times Books and me in the pocketbook.
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Mobi’s distribution arm apparently won’t do business with Twilight unless Scandals and other books appear with DRM. And guess who offers software for creating Mobi-DRMed e-books and potentially could perpetrate major gouges in the future? Talk about the risks of Standard Oil-style monopolies in the making. It’s Jeff Bezos, wittingly or not, vs. the small guys.

You can read the full article written by David Rothman at TeleRead... http://www.teleread.org/2009/03/01/a...ls/#more-17957
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