Webscriptions

Baen soon coming to iBooks, finally posts announcements of changes to web site

By libertyc
January 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

A month and a half since Baen made the jump to Amazon availability, the publisher is about to add another feather to its cap. On her forum on the Baen Bar, publisher Toni Weisskopf has mentioned that [...]

Baen/Amazon deal takes effect December 15

By libertyc
December 12, 2012 // 2 Comments

Since I originally posted about Baen’s deal with Amazon, a couple more details of about the deal have come to light. First of all, the deadline for buying any of the old Baen bundles is Saturday, [...]

Baen inks deal with Amazon, makes major changes to Webscriptions and Free Library

By libertyc
December 9, 2012 // 33 Comments

Toni Weisskopf has posted a series of messages to the Baen Bar indicating major changes in the offing for the Baen Ebooks (nee Webscriptions) store. Baen is finally on the verge of getting its titles [...]

Tor/Forge e-books to be completely DRM-free by July

By libertyc
April 24, 2012 // 8 Comments

Well, that didn’t take very long. The first major publishing imprint has announced it is going to go entirely DRM-free. Tor/Forge has just posted a press announcement to Tor.com that its entire [...]

Baen Webscriptions is now BaenEbooks.com

By libertyc
January 4, 2012 // 8 Comments

Baen has rebranded its Webscriptions program, changing the name of the site to BaenEbooks.com, redesigning its look, and renaming the monthly e-book package program to “Monthly Baen Bundles”. All [...]

E-book Review: A Beautiful Friendship (Stephanie Harrington #1)

By libertyc
October 15, 2011 // 5 Comments

Previously: Introduction Treecat Trilogy Young Honor and Elizabeth Prince Michael rescues and Honor dances On Basilisk Station The Honor of the Queen The Short Victorious War Irresponsible captain, [...]

RIP, old Readability bookmarklet; I will miss you

By libertyc
February 26, 2011 // 14 Comments

Readability disabled its old bookmarklet this afternoon, redirecting the script reference to its new browser applet instead. Rationally, I can see why they would have to do it—if they’re wanting [...]

Charlie Stross: Why a middle Merchant Princes book has no e-book

By libertyc
October 15, 2010 // 12 Comments

Charlie Stross has posted to his blog about the mysterious absence of one of his Merchant Princes series—not the first book or most recent one, but a middle book in the series—as an e-book. The [...]

E-reader donation drive sends Kindle 2s to soldiers in the Middle East

By libertyc
August 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

iReaderReview reports on a seriously cool idea that could get a lot of e-reading devices in the hands of soldiers overseas. E-Books for Troops is running a Kindle 2 donation drive, asking readers who [...]

Sharon Lee & Steve Miller hold contest to give away free e-books

By libertyc
July 4, 2010 // 1 Comment

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, authors of the Liaden Universe stories (including the Storyteller’s-Bowl-financed drafts of Fledgling and Saltation that I mentioned here), are holding an e-book [...]

Another source for Kindle books: The Baen Free Library and Webscriptions

By libertyc
January 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

Many new Kindle owners may not be aware that they are not entirely locked into the Amazon ecosystem. There are a number of places where public-domain books can be downloaded for free, such as [...]

Book Review: Fledgling, by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

By libertyc
November 17, 2009 // 3 Comments

Fledgling, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, is a fun return to their Liaden universe, the first half of a bildungsroman for a character who has been the subject of Liaden fan curiosity for the longest [...]

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