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tylik ([personal profile] tylik) wrote2015-03-03 11:47 am

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I really love book release days. Yay, books!

I really, really hate DRM.

Seriously, I know this is not something most authors have control over* but dealing with DRM on books I've legally purchased is a giant PITA** and it just makes me so sad.

I mean, I'm lucky. I am physically capable of reading books from a proprietary reader. It's just not my preferred way of doing so, and hugely inconvenient. (I do most of my fiction read via TTS. Because then I can read books while doing all kinds of other tasks. Otherwise I just don't have time to read very much fiction at all.)

But again, I'm lucky, because I have a lot of friends where it's not a matter of preference or convenice but of accessibility. And for the record, no, I don't think "just buy the audiobook" is a reasonable answer. Though it's an answer that I might choose for some circumstances. (Nor, admittedly, is this the only problem I have with DRM. But it's the one that I run into on a near daily basis and it drives me up a fricking tree.)

* Or at least, not beyond the level of "publish with major publishing house or not" and seriously, just not going there.
** There is a better tool chain for removing DRM from most kindle based ebooks, but I go out of my way not to buy from Amazon.

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