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Sadder Puppies: Chinese SF novel wins 2015 Hugo

By David Rothman
August 23, 2015 // 8 Comments

Hugo Awards judges have resisted the the Sad Puppies movement, which allegedly gamed the nomination process for one of science fiction’s most respected competitions. In a ceremony last night in Spokane, Washington, the judges refused to give out awards in such categories as Best Novella and Best [...]

Sad Puppies supporters, opponents respectively call for boycott, buying of Tor books

By Chris Meadows
June 19, 2015 // 7 Comments

Depending on your point of view, today is the day you may either want to stop buying books from Tor, or go out and buy some extra to show your support. Sad Puppies supporter Peter Grant and Rabid Puppies founder Theodore “Vox Day” Beale are calling for a boycott of Tor Books because they have [...]

Tor brings fantasy to Diagon Alley

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

An interesting event for British science fiction and fantasy fans is shaping up for August, courtesy of Tor UK and independent bookseller Goldsboro Books. “Fantasy in the Court,” an annual event which “celebrates Fantasy and Science Fiction and is an informal gathering for fans of [...]

Want 4,000 pages of free science fiction, no pirating required?

By libertyc
July 18, 2013 // 3 Comments

In honor of its fifth anniversary, Tor.com is offering a free e-book of all the original fiction published on its site in one handy edition. All you have to do is register with the site (painless), and you can download it. It’s DRM-free (here’s looking at you, Joanna) and available in [...]

One year later, Tor Books reflects on going DRM-free

By libertyc
April 30, 2013 // 2 Comments

Piracy is the dirty word that companies like to throw around when it comes to digital rights management, or DRM. Many publishers and even retailers use DRM in an effort to avoid having their books stolen on the Internet. One year ago, Tor, a sci-fi and fantasy imprint of Macmillan, dropped DRM from [...]

One publisher, Tor/Forge, truly understands reader engagement

By libertyc
April 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s easy to always talk about publishers who get it wrong, and yes, lots of them do. Bookish, anyone? (Where you can get recommendations, but it’s all a one way street, and many, if not most, of their articles are aimed at books or authors published by the houses behind the site.) Tor, [...]

Easy DRM For Self-Published Authors? Really?

By libertyc
February 4, 2013 // 12 Comments

Well here’s a terrible idea. DBW just posted a press release about Edition Guard, which brings Adobe DRM to indie authors and small presses who want to sell books direct from their website. Have we learned nothing in recent years? DRM doesn’t stop piracy. It’s ridiculously easy to [...]

Weekend Roundup — News and other must-reads

By Dan Eldridge
February 2, 2013 // 4 Comments

Create your own pulp magazine covers with Pulp-O-Mizer (i09) Husain urges publishers: ‘act now to keep bookshops’ (The Bookseller) Macmillian’s Tor Books Now Accepting Direct Author Submissions (People Who Write) Attention ‘artisan authors’: digital self-publishing [...]

Harvard Business Review Press Joins the DRM-Free Crowd

By libertyc
September 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

When the O’Reilly and TOR publishing companies announced their now-historic decisions to drop all DRM from their respective e-books, it’s probably fair to say that the digital reading community felt nearly as vindicated as it did relieved, and elated. But for the most part, [...]

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