As word starts to get out about Walk Broad Publishing and our first book, “Good Morning, Friend Moon” James Kendrick from jkontherun.com passed the information on to Bob Russell at Mobile Read. It is nice that people will still go out of their way to help.
Bob had some interesting things to say, you can read the full post here.
There’s a lot of talk about DRM (digital rights management) and e-books, one of the things we are very careful of here at Walk Broad. Just about all of the commercial e-book sites employ some sort of digital rights management, usually tied with their service or their device. Even though MP3s may be moving toward being DRM free, publishers and certainly Amazon / Sony haven’t.
The whole purpose is following the Apple model, hardware sells software. It usually doesn’t go the other way around. The more people buy iPods, the more they will likely use iTunes. The more Kindle’s Amazon sells, the more you will likely continue to buy books from Amazon.
I do believe you should be able to read any book you like on any device. Sony agreeing to include Adobe Digitial Editions as a software upgrade to the Sony Reader is a very encouraging step toward any book on any device. It hasn’t happened yet, but at least their intentions are being made clear. At that point, I think more e-book sellers, authors and sellers will move back to the pdf format or continue the growth of ePub.
And growth is always a good thing.
Speaking of growth, Bob Russell had some good wishes for us here as we start to try and make Walk Broad Publishing a success for children, parents and people in general:
“And it’s a long road from starting point to success, so I’m sure we’ll see a lot of evolution in your web site, marketing and products over time. Good luck to you!”
Thanks Bob, you’ll be hearing more from Walk Broad Publishing.