Tor/Forge to Drop DRM on eBooks

By Jason Boog Comment

The publisher of Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape and Tor Teen revealed that they will sell all their eBooks without DRM. The Tor/Forge imprints are part of the major publisher, Macmillan.

According to the company, the switch will happen by July and the digital books will still be available (DRM-free) at “same range of retailers” that sell Tor/Forge eBooks. Last year, Tor author Charlie Stross declared: ‘DRM has proven to be a hideous mistake’

Publisher Tom Doherty had this comment: “Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time … They’re a technically sophisticated bunch, and DRM is a constant annoyance to them. It prevents them from using legitimately-purchased e-books in perfectly legal ways, like moving them from one kind of e-reader to another.” (Via Sarah Weinman)