On Monday The Digital reader reported that Adobe DE 4 is spying on Users. And since ADE is the most common program to read DRM’d epubs with, it freaked a lot of readers out. I’ll admit that I am one of them. And despite the fact that the previous versions don’t send data, I switched to Bluefire. The drawback with Bluefire is that it doesn’t detect e-readers so I cannot use it for library books. For purchased books, though, it works just fine. And since I strip the DRM of all books I buy, I just need a program to open the DRM’d book.
Also this week, Harlequin announced that they signed up with Scribd. I.. have mixed feelings about Scribd but I decided to sign up again. The fact that I used a coupon which means the first 3 months are free helps. A lot. But I think I will use Scribd to sample new to me authors. Read Book 1 in a series and if I like the book I’ll buy it.
Earlier this month ( or maybe late September) Ellora’s Cave sued Dear Author. Which made every romance reader and author say WTF?! ( And a lot of non-romance people too.) But what makes me happy, though, is that the fundraiser for the legal fund founded in 4 days. Seriously. I still smile whenever I think of that.