The UK division of Tor books is following its US parent and dropping DRM from ebooks.
Earlier this week Tor US announced it will drop DRM from ebooks from July 2012.
The imprints are owned by publishing house Macmillan
“We know that this is what many Tor authors passionately want. We also understand that readers in this community feel strongly about this,” said Jeremy Trevathan, Pan Macmillan’s Fiction Publisher.
In a post on its website, Tor UK said: “This decision has been made in partnership with our sister company Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, in New York. We are consulting with our authors at the moment and we will announce our plans in more detail in due course.”