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

By Chris Meadows
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 e-books will soon be available DRM-free in Apple’s iBooks store. A formal announcement will [...]

Baen/Amazon deal takes effect December 15

By Chris Meadows
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, December 15th. That’s when the deal with Amazon goes live, and the old $10, $15, and $18 monthly [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 list of e-books will be available DRM-free, both through the current vendors and through retailers that [...]

Baen Webscriptions is now BaenEbooks.com

By Chris Meadows
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 account information and previously purchased bundles will remain the same under the new site, [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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, itinerant noble Field of Dishonor Continuing my review of Honor Harrington stories and novels in [...]

RIP, old Readability bookmarklet; I will miss you

By Chris Meadows
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 to track pages viewed for the purpose of doling out content payments, they have to channel them [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 problem, Stross explains, is that the missing book, The Merchant Wars, fell between two periods of [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 are upgrading to Kindle 3s to send in their working Kindle 2s so that they can be shipped to [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 giveaway contest to give away 36 e-book copies of The Dragon Variation, the omnibus edition of the first [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 Feedbooks and ManyBooks. But there are also places where commercial e-books can be purchased. And while [...]

Book Review: Fledgling, by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

By Chris Meadows
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 time. That being said, it also makes a good jumping-on point for people new to the Liaden universe. [...]

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