January 20, 2022

Coming Next Month: German Language Trade Publishers That are Part of Holtzbrinck Will Offer DRM-Free Ebooks

Hat Tip and thanks to Sebastian Posth for the following item:

German trade publishing houses owned by Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group, including Rowohlt, S. Fischer, Droemer Knaur, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, will soon be selling DRM-free ebooks.

This means, that after Bonnier publishing group, all relevant trade publishers in the German market are offering their ebooks without DRM apart from Random House Germany.

The DRM-free ebooks will be available beginning next month.

Holtzbrinck is also the owner of Macmillan, Tor/Forge, Nature Publishing Group, and many other well-known companies.

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See Also: Macmillan Parent Company Holtzbrinck Abandons DRM in Germany (via The Digital Reader)

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