πŸ‘ Google launches a DRM-free audiobook store: finally, a writer- and listener-friendly Audible alternative!

Liked Google launches a DRM-free audiobook store: finally, a writer- and listener-friendly Audible alternative! by Cory Doctorow (Boing Boing)
Today is a day that a lot of people have waited a long time for. Market concentration is a modern scourge, but even by contemporary standards, the audiobook market is a disaster, with a single company in a position of total dominance that it uses to squeeze writers, actors, production staff, publishers, and, ultimately, customers. Anyone who signs an Audible-only deal for their books after today is an idiot; and anyone who buys another DRM-locked Audible book after this is just asking to be kicked in the pants by a giant, uncaring monopolist that has abused its dominance for a decade.

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