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Old 08-12-2018, 04:57 PM   #1
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The end of DRM audiobooks?

Well, the end might not yet be in sight, but is it coming? According to Good e-Reader, lots of people want that day to come.

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In 2018, many retailers and publishers are trying to go DRM-Free, in order to attract a new generation of customer.

Barnes and Noble Nook Audiobooks, Kobo Audiobooks, Downpour, Libro.fm, Google Audiobooks are frequently removing the DRM from their audiobooks in order to appeal to customers modern sensibilities. Publishers such as Tantor, Harlequin, Books in Motion are also going scraping DRM.
While I think the article might be some wishful thinking it makes for an interesting read. There are no actual quotes or citations from these publishers who supposedly want to go DRM-free.

Can anyone corroborate on the Nook or Kobo comment? It seems that Kobo was moving in the wrong direction, and if Nook is going DRM-free this is the first I've heard of it.

skinmaan

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