US fantasy and Sci-fi publisher Tor says all its ebooks are now available to buy from major retailers without DRM.
Owned by Macmillan, Tor announced in April that its UK and US divisions would drop DRM from all titles.
The company also announced plans to sell DRM-free editions of its books via its own online store which launches later this year.
Tor says its titles are now available DRM-free “from Amazon, B&N, Apple, Kobo, Google, and most other major ebook retailers.”
“It’s clear to us that this is what our customers want,” said senior editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden. “We see it in the success of SF publishers like Baen and Angry Robot that have preceded us in going DRM-free. To the best of our knowledge we’re the first division of a Big Six publishing conglomerate to go down this road, but we doubt very much that we’ll be the last.”
The company says it expects to also sell titles through retailers that specialise in DRM-free books.