Saturday, January 22, 2011

Is DRM-induced double-dipping beneficial to publishers? | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Is DRM-induced double-dipping beneficial to publishers?
"In a Publishing Perspectives discussion seed article connected to the piece on the French Feedbooks matter that we covered a few days ago, Edward Nawotka pondered whether one of the reasons publishers like DRM so much might be that it often causes people to have to buy multiple electronic versions of a given work as earlier platforms fade to obsolescence."


Short-term: yes. Long-term: no. Lazy and greedy will eventually be beat out by inventive, active, and greedy as smaller hungrier publishing houses find the ideal balance between the author and reader.