Aug
31

Angry Robot eBooks now available

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We’re big fans of eBooks, here at Angry Robot. Well, we’re big fans of books, and eBooks are just one of the formats that we love. We’ve been working furiously behind the scenes to get you eBook versions of our titles, and today we launch the first 9.

  • Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
  • Slights by Kaaron Warren
  • Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero by Dan Abnett
  • Winter Song by Colin Harvey
  • The Crown of the Blood by Gav Thorpe
  • Sixty-One Nails by Mike Shevdon
  • The Road to Bedlam by Mike Shevdon
  • Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
  • Kell’s Legend by Andy Remic

Our eBooks can be purchased through a number of online retailers, including the Amazon US Kindle store*, Barnes and Noble, Sony Reader Store, and many others. In the UK you will shortly be able to purchase them through Amazon Kindle UK and Waterstones. Within a few days our titles will also appear in the Apple iBookstore.

We have also launched our own eBook store at

www.angryrobotstore.com

Our eBooks are all currently priced at £3.50 (through UK retails) or $4.99 (overseas).

and if you purchase your eBooks through our own store, you can download them as often as you need to (in case you change eReading devices, for instance, or lose access to your copy for any other reason). And all downloads from angryrobotstore.com are DRM-free!

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Kindle US Note:

The search facility for these titles isn’t currently working at the Amazon.com Kindle store, so here are the direct links, while the techie gurus work their magic:

*available from Thursday September 2nd.

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22 Comments

1

Clarification required: The eBooks are DRM-free *only* via your store? It’s possible to opt-out of DRM at the Kindle Store. Are you saying Kindle editions all have DRM on them?

2

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your question.

We do not ask for our titles to be sold with DRM enabled, but sometimes a distributor or retailer will add it.

We cannot guarantee that titles sold at sites other than our own will be DRM-free, so you should check with the site in question, as we have no direct control over this process.

3

The link for “Slights” is broken. Amazon is not stating whether or not these are DRM-free in Product Details.

4

Thanks, Mike. That link is fixed, now.

I’ll check with the distributor about the DRM status of Kindle editions,and post the response here.

5

Odd. The Road to Bedlam comes up as unreleased at Kindle Store.

7

I’ll flag it – thanks, Mike.

Day one we’re likely to encounter a few anomalies. :-)

8

ah – idiosyncracy solved!

Zoo City and The Road to Bedlam will be available on Thursday this week, which is the UK release date (still ahead of the US paperback release, though).

9

Just heard back from the distributors – Kindle editions of our titles are not DRM-free.

10

We should repeat – any DRM is added by the particular distributor/store, not by us. We ask where possible for our books to be DRM-free. If you want to complain, you’ll need to direct your righteous ire to the particular distributor/store. Meanwhile, if you buy from us we can guarantee DRM-free. Huzzah!

11

OK, one last question then to get this all clear: the DRM-free versions of your site are *Kindle* format too? Not just ePub?

13

[...] just put out nine titles in eBook format available from several [...]

14

You can convert the epub file to most other formats using Calibre – http://calibre-ebook.com/

15

Cool! If it’s not DRMed, may I assume it’s also not territory-restricted? I’ve been having a bugger of a time buying ebooks from some e-tailers (and, yes, I’m looking at you, Amazon!) and being told they’re not available for the Asia-Pacific region.

16

Hi Kaz,

Yep – available to all territories. Happy shopping… :-)

17

[...] For those who have been asking, Angry Robots is beginning to roll out their e-books. [...]

18

When will The Road to Bedlam be available for Kindle in the UK , please?

19

Hi Lesley,

Soon. As soon as we have a definite date we’ll let everyone know. Once we’re up and running with Kindle UK, all future eReleases will be simultaneous, worldwide.

20

It’s soon, Lee, but not as we know it…

21

Well, “soon” is a relative term, of course. :-)

22

Are the relatives likely to visit before Christmas?

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