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Old 03-30-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Horror Mall now offers DRM free Ebooks

One MobileRead member came across this store a few weeks back, and and noticed that Horror Mall offered ebooks. Naturally several members went over to check it out, and it was soon noticed that the format selection as limited- only Kindle and password protected PDFs were offered.

I invited Shane Staley, the proprietor of Horror Mall, to join MobileRead to discuss their current policy. My goal was to encourage them to add more formats. Instead, Shane has decided to drop DRM entirely. Horror Mall will now offer ebooks in PDF, Epub, and Mobipocket.

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Horror Mall is a web retailer that specializes in the horror genre. It carries books and ebooks, as well as graphic novels, artwork, music, games, movies, and more.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:02 PM   #2
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Yea... good choice!

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Old 03-30-2009, 07:26 PM   #4
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That's great, thanks for the heads up. More selection is always appreciated. I think we're going to see a lot more ebook etailers set up shop in the coming months.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:33 PM   #5
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That's great, thanks for the heads up. More selection is always appreciated. I think we're going to see a lot more ebook etailers set up shop in the coming months.
Well there is plenty of room in the wiki. I just added this one to the eBook Stores.

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Old 03-30-2009, 08:12 PM   #6
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Excellent news! I hadn't seen any point in visiting Horror Mall earlier on account of the DRM and lack of formats I could read on my device, but now I'm heading over there to check out their selection.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:22 PM   #7
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One MobileRead member came across this store a few weeks back, and and noticed that Horror Mall offered ebooks. Naturally several members went over to check it out, and it was soon noticed that the format selection as limited- only Kindle and password protected PDFs were offered.

I invited Shane Staley, the proprietor of Horror Mall, to join MobileRead to discuss their current policy. My goal was to encourage them to add more formats. Instead, Shane has decided to drop DRM entirely. Horror Mall will now offer ebooks in PDF, Epub, and Mobipocket.

About the Store
Horror Mall is a web retailer that specializes in the horror genre. It carries books and ebooks, as well as graphic novels, artwork, music, games, movies, and more.
Thanks for inviting Shane here, Nate. I thought that particular discussion was a very constructive one, with Shane, a nice bloke, explaining really well the decisions and opinions and positions from the angle of a reasonable and passionate publisher juggling customer and client needs and wants. I didn't expect "constructive" - thinking the discussion was helpful for all just in itself - to extend to the removal of DRM, but that's certainly a cherry on top.

Goodonya, Shane! Thanks not only for the DRM-removal, but even just for participating in the discussion.

Cheers,
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:29 PM   #8
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Thanks for inviting Shane here, Nate. I thought that particular discussion was a very constructive one, with Shane, a nice bloke, explaining really well the decisions and opinions and positions from the angle of a reasonable and passionate publisher juggling customer and client needs and wants. I didn't expect "constructive" - thinking the discussion was helpful for all just in itself - to extend to the removal of DRM, but that's certainly a cherry on top.

Goodonya, Shane! Thanks not only for the DRM-removal, but even just for participating in the discussion.

Cheers,
Marc
absolutely. i couldn't have said it better myself (so i'll just quote marc's post instead. ).
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:52 PM   #9
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:32 PM   #11
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This is wonderful! I will keep HorrorMall in mind as an e-book store to check out.
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