L'Ombre de l'Olivier

The Shadow of the Olive Tree

being the maunderings of an Englishman on the Côte d'Azur

06 August 2007 Blog Home : August 2007 : Permalink

The eBook Experiment

The always excellent C Stross announced last week that his publisher (Orbit) was putting out the Atrocity Archives as a low-priced eBook. It costs £3 (plus £0.59 tax) or approximately €5 or $7 US and is available in two DRM crippled formats: Adobe and MS .lit. I prefer the latter because of the existance of a conversion utility which means that I can choose whether to read using Microsoft's reader or something simple like a web browser. As it happens the blog comments are as fascinating as always with comments by Cory Doctorow and a couple of Orbit books editors. I made a couple of comments down the bottom. I hope Orbit does in fact release a bunch more of these eBooks at this price because it will be interesting to see if they are able to be successful or not.