Saturday, March 5, 2011

Calibre starts drm-free ebook site | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Calibre starts drm-free ebook site | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics:
"calibre introduces Open Books, a site for easy browsing of DRM-free e-books (e-books without DRM) that are not in the public domain. calibre has a cornucopia of features including library management, e-book conversion, syncing with devices, news download, e-book viewing etc, but to make the most of these features with your e-books you need to ensure your e-books do not carry DRM.

Open Books is a compilation non DRM e-books from various sources linked to enable readers to browse and download them."

drm-free.calibre.com looks pretty interesting. If it's coupled with the Calibre interface and powerful keyword search tools this site could take off quickly. It depends on user participation to help populate the site so it may take some time (if at all) before it builds up a library of links large enough to make it regualr reliable resource.