Morning Roundup: New DRM-free eBook retailer, Overdrive’s big library event next week

drm-freeNew DRM-Free eBook Retailer Focused on Small Press and Literary Fiction Launches (Digital Book World)
In addition to three original novels, the site features titles from 13 publishers, including Coach House Books in Toronto, Black Balloon Publishing and Tyrant Books in New York, Curbside Splendor in Chicago, and Red Hen Press in Pasadena, California.

Fisking Charlie Stross: More on Hachette/Amazon (Joe Konrath)
I don’t know Charlie Stross, but he’s a Hachette author who just commented, wrongly, on the Amazon/Hachette situation.

Overdrive’s Big Library Read Event Launches Next Week (The Digital Reader)
Starting on 3 June, OverDrive will be holding a two week long Big Library Read event. Participating libraries will be lending A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson to all who want to read it.

Will the Hachette/Amazon Battle Encourage Authors to Self-Publish? (GoodeReader)
Self-publishers do not have to normally worry about this sort of drama, whether they are printing physical copies of their books via Createspace or selling their digital book.  Will the Hachette and Amazon dispute encourage established authors to self-publish?

Kindle Daily Deal: A Small Indiscretion (and others)

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