According to the AP, the ebook monopolists with their proprietary software are already feeling the pressure. J.K. Rowling’s new Web store Pottermore is offering paid ebook downloads without encryption so that they can be used on every device. This means that the distributors lose some relative market power to the authors and publishers. It is a fascinating sport to see how technology and the open-source spirit is prevailing in this young sector of business.
Laissez Faire Books will be offering all of its publications in this format, along with new services that will blaze new paths in publishing. You can look for this in the coming weeks. We are absolutely determined to completely modernize publishing for liberty-minded authors, helping them reach completely new audiences and in new ways.