Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:00:00 am
Macmillan sci-fi imprint Tor/Forge announced this week that all of its e-books will be DRM-free by July, making it the first major publishing house to drop the digital restriction. In effect, this means that any Tor e-book bought on a Kindle will now be readable on an iPad or Sony e-reader or Nook—thus loosening Amazon’s control over the e-books it sells, which are currently only accessible through a Kindle.
At Salon, Jason Farago argues that novels written by straight authors about gay characters, like Herta Muller’s The Hunger Angel, Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, and Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding, is a sign that “homosexuality may no longer be the taboo it once was, for writers—and for readers.”
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