The justification behind the Tor-Forge decision followed much the same reasoning as the Momentum decision. "The problem is that DRM restricts users from legitimate copying – such as between different e-reading devices," said Joel Naoum, Momentum’s publisher. "We feel strongly that Momentum’s goal is to make books as accessible as possible. Dropping these restrictions is in line with that goal."
Momentum was launched in early 2012 to publish both new titles as well as backlist titles which weren't available digitally. They've released over 40 ebooks across multiple genres, including SF, fantasy, humor, and autobiographies. This imprint was also an experiment in new business models. They don't pay advances, but they reportedly offer a higher royalty rate. And while this is primarily a digital-only imprint, most of the titles are available via print on demand.
The DRM is expected to be off the ebooks by August 2012. You can find ebooks from momentum in ebookstores around the world, including iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, and more.
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