oops. ebooks?

Michael S. Schiffer mss2 at attbi.com
Wed Jun 5 17:10:56 PDT 2002

At 06:26 PM 6/5/2002 -0500, Arin Komins wrote:
>Any chance we'll be seeing ebook versions of any of your books?

I don't know if this has changed recently, but last I checked, Tor's entry 
into e-books has been slow and centered around relatively expensive e-books 
in encrypted formats.  I think this is set at the level of their giant 
German parent company, with limited choice on the part of the Tor folks 
themselves, but I'm open to correction.  (I'm not sure about the status of 
Brust's other publishers.)  If it were possible, I'd pay up to paperback 
prices for most of the older books in an open electronic format, and 
hardcover prices for the new one (my objection to hardcovers is space 
rather than cost-related).

>They'd make good secondary copies (and then I could read good stuff
>rather than sitting in meetings at work ;-) )

I've taken to getting (open-format) e-books as primary copies, where 
possible.  (But I'm a classic early-adopter, since I don't mind reading 
dark gray text on a light gray background on my Visor.  Expanding the 
market will really require better reading hardware.)