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Topic: Lulu to drop Adobe DRM 15 Jan 2013

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Subject: Lulu to drop Adobe DRM 15 Jan 2013
Date Posted: 1/9/2013 2:49 PM ET
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Here.

For readers who download eBooks directly from Lulu.com to the device of their choice, removing DRM on EPUBs and PDFs will remove their need to create an Adobe account, authorize the purchase in Digital Editions or install a third-party application. This creates possibilities for the growing number of readers who want to shop, purchase and download books to their eReaders from sites other than large corporate providers. And we see that as a step towards helping authors reach the broadest audience possible.

They mention that their books sold through Amazon or B&N will have the same DRM as they do today. But books sold their web site will no longer be DRM'd by Adobe.

 

Date Posted: 1/9/2013 2:52 PM ET
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sweet! One writing group I am with uses Lulu.com and it was an issue for us as we did not want it DRM'd.

Date Posted: 1/9/2013 4:49 PM ET
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Some of the authors may not be as happy though, if you read the comments.

I think they'll work it out, though.

Date Posted: 1/9/2013 5:53 PM ET
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Some authors have NO CLUE what DRM is, others get it all wrong and some thing it's the cheese bomb..LOL   I had a writer last night at a meeting nearly poop her undies when I told them you can strip DRM from any ebook, with a few FREE programs (since I know there is more then one that does this).

It should be a choice rather then forced on authors.