Ebooks are infinitely portable, adaptable and searchable. You can carry the greater part of human knowledge wherever you go, search it in an instant, copy a quotation or a turn of phrase and share it with the world. But only if the technology is allowed its full potential, and not artificially restricted.
The e-books we sell in the Ligature bookshop are all unencrypted and free of digital rights management, or DRM. Once you’ve bought one it you can download it immediately in Mobi format (for Kindle) or ePub format (for iBooks, Nook, Kobo and just about everything else). It will also be added your Ligature bookshelf and you can redownload it in either format whenever you like. Once downloaded it’s yours forever, and you can convert it to any other format you like. If you want to share it with a friend or family member, like you might with a paper book—well, we’re not going to stop you.
We also sell all our books through the Kindle Store, the iBookstore and the Kobo eBook Store, so you can purchase direct from your device and use their libraries. These will also be DRM-free when we have the option. Our authors and editors get paid more when you buy direct from Ligature, but they do pretty well either way, so don’t worry too much.