[From the press release] Ebook pioneer Baen Books is making its ebooks available for purchase through distributor Baker & Taylor for the first time beginning March 14, 2013. Science fiction and fantasy publisher Baen Books has sold its own ebooks for over thirteen years at Baen’s retail site, Baenebooks.com, where ebooks have always been downloadable totally free of digital rights restrictions. The move to third party distribution is relatively new territory for Baen, which has built a name for itself in the ebook arena with innovative an e-Advanced Reading Copy program and limited time monthly discount bundles. These programs will continue, according to Toni Weisskopf, Baen Publisher.
“We are excited for the chance to take advantage of Baker and Taylor’s unique market reach and have our ebooks distributed by their distinctive channels. Now it will be easier than ever to download your favorite Weber, Ringo, or Correia ebook to your ebook reader,” says Weisskopf. “The DRM-free model will not change, and you can be sure we will always maintain our famous ebook pioneering spirit and customer-first orientation.”
Baen is known for its New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy, including David Weber’s Honor Harrington series, Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire alternate histories, and Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International urban fantasies. Baen’s paper titles are distributed by Simon & Schuster.