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Old 06-01-2010, 03:50 PM   #16
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Yeah, once DRM is gone, formats don't really matter.

Before iTunes was somewhere I'd never buy since it was DRM'd AAC and my creative MP3 player doesn't support AAC period. Once DRM was gone, no big deal since you could easily convert to MP3 within iTunes without hassling with removing DRM etc.

Moot for me as I still buy CDs.....but leebase is write. Converting formats is very painless. Stripping DRM is an added hassle and takes more know how than just converting in a program like Calibre.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:09 PM   #17
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There really is a universal format. The problem is the DRM used is not universal thanks to Apple and B&N.
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Publishers have been concentrating on blockbusters for the last 20 years, that's why they're in the pickle they are where 94% of books don't make back their advances. They threw the midlist author under the bus years ago.
Yeah, that line about e-publishing causing publishers to adopt a blockbuster mentality really gave me a laugh. It's only what they've been doing for the last couple of decades, as publishing houses became corporate conglomerates with their eyes on this quarter's share price more than on authors.
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