Thursday, March 17, 2011


Smashwords founder Mark Coker wrote about DRM and why it is not good in the Smashwords blog.
I agree and please go checkout the Smashwords blog.

Here are five reason against DRM from the Smashwords blog .
  1. Readers (who know about DRM) don't like DRM.
  2. DRM adds expense to books.
  3. DRM makes books complex.
  4. DRM limits accessibility to books, especially for those with vision disabilities who require Text-to-Speach (TTS).
  5. DRM doesn't prevent piracy.
I'd known all but the fourth reason but it is also obvious. Since all Smashwords titles are DRM free, TTS are enabled and for example Amazon Kindle includes text-to-speech function (which is fun to hear, especially poetry, for example Alfred Lord Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade, TTS enabled for Amazon Kindle :-).

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