DRM-free Bookshops

A regularly updated list of online shops that sell e-books without DRM.

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I prefer to buy my e-books in a DRM-free format. It means I can read them on any device I choose, and they're not locked to a single vendor or company. I own them.

Here is a list I've compiled of online bookshops that sell DRM-free e-books and comics, usually in multiple formats.

What is DRM?

DRM (Digital Rights Management) is a technology used by many publishers and bookshops to limit how consumers are able to read their e-books.

The reasoning is that it limits piracy, but in fact it mainly gets in the way of legitimate customers and their enjoyment of e-books.

However, the following publishers and bookshops have bucked the trend and are selling their e-books DRM-free.

Evernight Publishing

Added 14th of September, 2020

Evernight have been publishing smart & sexy romance novels since 2010.

Home to a large selection of erotic e-books from a range of talented authors, Evernight use a handy Heat index to help readers decide on their next book.

Their titles include standalone novels, series and anthologies, covering over forty romance sub-genres, ensuring something for everyone.

Customers receive ePub, and Mobi and PDF formats with every purchase.

Visit Evernight Publishing

Cory Doctorow (Author's Site)

Added 9th of September, 2020

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist and journalist.

He is the author of many books, most recently Radicalized and Walkaway, science fiction for adults, In Real Life, a graphic novel; Information Doesn't Want to be Free, a book about earning a living in the Internet age, and Homeland, a YA sequel to Little Brother. His latest book is Poesy The Monster Slayer, a picture book for young readers. His next book is Attack Surface, an adult sequel to Little Brother.

The ebooks come in DRM-free Mobi and ePub formats.

Visit Cory Doctorow (Author's Site)

PaperBound Magazine

Added 1st of September, 2020

PaperBound Magazine is an online magazine for the young, and the young at heart.

They are dedicated to showcasing authors and illustrators for children’s and young adult fiction and strive to deliver inspiring content, uplifting stories, and top tips for young and aspiring writers yet to burst on to the literary scene.

Wherever you are on your path to publication, you can be sure to find something useful within their pages.

They publish every quarter of the year and you can access their current issues from the website.

Issues are available in PDF format.

Visit PaperBound Magazine

Jeannie Lin (Author's Site)

Added 1st of September, 2020

Jeannie Lin  is the USA Today Bestselling author of historical romance and speculative fiction.

Lin writes sweeping historical tales and is most known for bringing ground-breaking stories such as Butterfly Swords and The Lotus Palace to Romancelandia.

Her books are availabl ein either ePub of Mobi formats.


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Kyle A. Massa (Author's Site)

Added 1st of September, 2020

Kyle A. Massa is a speculative fiction author living somewhere in upstate New York with his wife, their cats, and their dog. He has written two books and several short stories, both published and yet-to-be published. He enjoys unusual narrative structures, multiple POVs, and stories that make readers laugh.

No information about book formats, but assume ePub, at least.

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Do Book Company

Added 25th of August, 2020

The Do Book Company is an independent publishing house based in east London. They publish inspirational pocket guides for creative entrepreneurs, makers and Doers. 

Their concise guidebooks are written by leading experts who have spoken at the Do Lectures, an annual event, with talks shared online to a global audience. The idea behind the Do Lectures is a simple one: that people who Do things, can inspire the rest of us to go and Do amazing things too.

E-books are sold in both ePub and Mobi formats.

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Panther Publishing

Added 25th of August, 2020

We're no experts. Not like the big lions of the publishing world. We're a small team - VERY SMALL TEAM - and we are intent on shining light on those that might get overlooked elsewhere.

We are huge fans of writing in the genres of mystery, crime, paranormal, thriller and horror, so we're looking for writers who can bring that to us. We have plenty planned at Panther Publishing. ‚Äč

We're proud to be a publishing company in Wales.

E-books are available in either ePub or Mobi formats.

Visit Panther Publishing

Pressbooks (Roger Williams University Open Publishing)

Added 25th of August, 2020

Pressbooks is funded by the University Libraries and the Center for Scholarship, Assessment, Learning, Teaching & Technology (CSALT²). As well as a place to download their textbooks, Pressbooks also publish textbooks, scholarly monographs, syllabi, fiction and non-fiction books, white papers, and more with traditional copyright licenses or open licenses.

Pressbooks is used by educational institutions around the world as well as authors and publishers to distribute their titles.

Creative Commons e-books are available to download in ePub, Mobi, PDF, and othe rformats.

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Not So Super Publishing

Added 21st of August, 2020

Creating great comics everyone can enjoy. From homespun heroes, to vegan vampires, we've got your comic cravings covered!

The online shop opened in 2014, and all their comics seem to be available in digital formats. Their books cover an eclectic range of stories and styles, but always interesting.

Well worth a look!

Digital comics seem to be in DRM-free PDF format.

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Zubaan Books

Added 18th of August, 2020

Zubaan is a leading independent publishing house based in New Delhi with a strong academic and general list. It was set up in 2003 as an imprint of India’s first feminist publishing house, Kali for Women, and continues to publish books on, for, by and about women in South Asia.

Our academic list covers a range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences from research monographs to textbook and supplementary material for students. Special areas of interest include conflict studies, health, human rights and gender justice, history, cultural studies, and feminist and queer theory.

E-books are available to buy in ePub format.

Visit Zubaan Books

Rory Price (Author's Site)

Added 12th of August, 2020

Rory started out writing character backstories for tabletop gaming, and quickly got to write his own campaigns, eventually moving on to fanfiction. That was enjoyable as a starting point, but he eventually felt the urge to create his own characters and settings.

From then on, Rory never looked back:

"Self-publishing seems like the logical route for me to take, as I dislike the idea of giving up control over my own creations to a company that’s more interested in profit than the message behind what I write."

His debut novel, Opt Out, is available under a Creative Commons licence, and can be purchased as pay-what-you-want from his website.

His novel is available in ePub format.

Visit Rory Price (Author's Site)

Louise Walters Books

Added 27th of July, 2020

A working class writer, editor and publisher, Louise Walters founded the tiny, indie publisher in 2017.

Receptive to books bigger publishers may not be able to consider. Louise Walters Books aims to publish only the very best in adult literary and literary/commercial fiction, across all genres.

LWB is very small and proudly independent!

Ebooks are available in either ePub, Mobi or PDF formats, and should be specified when purchasing.

Visit Louise Walters Books

Irodori Comics

Added 27th of July, 2020

Irodori Comics localizes and publishes Japanese doujinshi for fans around the world to enjoy.

Doujinshi are self-published "indie" works, and as such, Irodori work directly with artists in order to produce localizations that are true to their original vision.This means giving works an authentic translation that keeps the nuance, and inserting hand-drawn sound effects that feel organic to the original artwork. By doing so, Irodori hope to expand Japanese doujinshi artists' reach by providing all of their fans an opportunity to support them directly whilst promoting the collaborative spirit of doujinshi culture across the world!

Comics are sold in high quality PDF format of 3200px or 2400px height.

Visit Irodori Comics

Lycan Valley Press Publications

Added 14th of July, 2020

Lycan Valley Press publish horror, steampunk, dark fiction and pulp.

As well as e-books, Lycan Valley also sell audiobooks through their PayHip shop.

Both ePub and Mobi formats are included with each purchase.

Visit Lycan Valley Press Publications

AK Press

Added 6th of July, 2020

AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books and other media to expand minds and change worlds.

A half dozen of us put in long hours every week because we believe in what we do. We're anarchists, which is reflected both in the books we provide and in the way we organize our business. Decisions at AK Press are made democratically, from what we publish, to what we distribute and how we structure our labor. All the work is shared and it gets done without bosses. No one here is in it for the money (although we do have to pay the rent). Our goal is supplying radical ideas to as many people as possible. The books and other media we distribute are mostly published by independent presses, not the corporate giants. We make them widely available to as tools for social movements struggling to build a new world.

E-books are sold as both ePub and Mobi files.

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Cassava Republic

Added 1st of July, 2020

Cassava Republic Press was founded in Abuja, Nigeria, 2006 by Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and Jeremy Weate with the aim of bringing high quality fiction and non-fiction for adults and children alike to a global audience.

Their mission is to change the way we all think about African writing.

"We think that contemporary African prose should be rooted in African experience in all its diversity, whether set in filthy-yet-sexy megacities such as Lagos or Kinshasa, in little-known communities outside of Bahia, in the recent past or indeed the near future.

We also think the time has come to build a new body of African writing that links writers and readers from Benin to Bahia. It’s therefore the right time to ask challenging questions of African writing – where have we come from, where are we now, where are we going?  Our role is to facilitate and participate in addressing these questions, as our list grows.  We are still just beginning."

E-books are available to buy as either ePub or Mobi files.

Visit Cassava Republic

Bywater Books

Added 22nd of June, 2020

Bywater Books represents the coming of age of queer literature.

Committed to bringing the best of contemporary writing to a discerning readership, the Bywater Books imprint features lesbian- and feminist-themed fiction and narrative non-fiction. Amble Press primarily publishes fiction and narrative non-fiction from writers who identify as people of color, and those writing across the broader queer spectrum.

Customers receive both ePub and Mobi formats packaged in a Zip file.

Visit Bywater Books

MV Media

Added 22nd of June, 2020

MVmedia was established ten years ago to provide exciting science fiction and fantasy based on African/African Diaspora culture, history and tradition.

Over the years they've published over twenty books that cover the range of the Black Fantastic. Take your time browsing their titles that range from Afrofuturism to Black Scifi. Welcome to the best of the Black Fantastic!

Books are available in ePub format.

Visit MV Media

Kiko Enjani (Author's Site)

Added 9th of June, 2020

Kiko writes science fiction and fantasy, and lives in Nairobi, Kenya.

Author of the short story Jiwe, you can find more of Kiko's fiction on the author's personal website.

Books are available in ePub and PDF format.

Visit Kiko Enjani (Author's Site)

Seven Stories Press

Added 2nd of June, 2020

Founded in 1995 by Dan Simon, and named for the seven authors who committed to a home with a fiercely independent spirit, Seven Stories Press publishes uncompromising political books, fiction, and poetry.

Seven Stories publishes works of the human imagination—sometimes in the form of fiction and literature, sometimes in the form of political nonfiction and sometimes in a hybrid form that has elements of both.

Customers receive both ePub and Mobi formats after purchase.

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KJ Charles (Author's Site)

Added 11th of May, 2020

After twenty years in UK publishing including a stint at Mills & Boon, KJ Charles is now a full-time writer. She lives in London with her husband, two kids, an out-of-control garden and an increasingly murderous cat.

KJ writes mostly historical romance, often with some fantasy or horror in there. Her paranormal romance Spectred Isle is a 2018 RITA nominee.

Most ebooks are available in both ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit KJ Charles (Author's Site)

Avery Hill Publishing

Added 1st of May, 2020

Avery Hill is a publishing company based in London that helps aspiring creators reach their potential and is a home to the geniuses that the mainstream has yet to recognise.

Their canon includes psychogeographical mappings, eco-anarchist wizards, boat-shaped coffins, an all-female/non-binary construction crew (in space), a bad canine named Greasy, and much more.

Avery Hill recently opened a Gumroad shop that now stocks their collection of ebooks.

Format information coming soon.

Visit Avery Hill Publishing

Malefaction Magazine

Added 23rd of April, 2020

Malefaction is an Edinburgh-based literary crime fiction magazine, founded in 2019 by Napier MA Creative Writing graduates Katie Griffiths and Lauren Mulvihill. 

Malefaction accept works in all genres, so long as they follow their Golden Rule: each piece must feature a crime, or be related to crime in some way (e.g. a courtroom setting, a forensic scientist protagonist, etc.). 

Crime is everywhere in fiction. Crimes often serve as catalysts for stories across genres: from Sci-Fi to Fantasy, Horror to Romance, crime is one of the most flexible plot drivers out there. Malefaction want you to explore the huge potential of crime fiction through genre blending (although we do accept pure crime stories too!) Fiction is an ideal place to examine questions of morality, justice, and deviance.

Malefaction is a queer-owned and female-run publication.

Digital issues are curently available to buy in PDF format.

Visit Malefaction Magazine

HackSpace Magazine

Added 17th of April, 2020

HackSpace magazine is the new monthly magazine for people who love to make things and those who want to learn.

Grab some duct tape, fire up a microcontroller, ready a 3D printer and hack the world around you!

Created by The RaspberryPi Foundation.

Magazines are free to download in PDF format.

Visit HackSpace Magazine

The MagPi Magazine

Added 17th of April, 2020

The MagPi  is the official Raspberry Pi magazine.

Written for the community, it is packed with Pi-themed projects, computing and electronics tutorials, how-to guides, and the latest community news and events.

Created by The RaspberryPi Foundation.

Magazines are free to download in PDF format.

Visit The MagPi Magazine

Wireframe Magazine

Added 17th of April, 2020

Wireframe is a new fortnightly magazine that lifts the lid on video games.

In every issue, they looking at how games are made, who makes them, and even guide you through the process of making your own.

Created by The RaspberryPi Foundation.

Magazines are free to download in PDF format.

Visit Wireframe Magazine

Planet Scumm

Added 24th of March, 2020

Planet Scumm is a tri-annual science-fiction magazine, published by Spark & Fizz Books.

The publication was born out of a reverence for the bizarre science fiction magazines of the ’30s, ’50s, and ’60s. Their operation is set up to discover, curate, and amplify the new digital vanguard of science fiction writers passing through the semi-pro market.

Their digital bookshop is hosted on Gumroad and titles are available in either ePub, PDF or both formats.

(but the pay-what-you-want option is available, if you want to help keep your favourite intergalactic publishers afloat)

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Ticonderoga Publications

Added 20th of February, 2020

Ticonderoga Publications is an Australian independent publishing house founded by Russell B. Farr in 1996. The publisher specialises in collections of science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories. Between 1996 and 1999, Ticonderoga Press published collections by Steven Utley, Sean Williams, Stephen Dedman and Simon Brown.

With the best part of 15 years in business and more than 30 titles published, Ticonderoga Publications is one of Australia's longest running and productive independent presses.

Not all books are available as e-books, but those that are come in ePub or Mobi formats.

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Mongoose Publishing

Added 18th of February, 2020

Based in Swindon, UK, Mongoose Publishing was founded in 2001 and within 6 months became the UK’s largest publisher of roleplaying games.

Initially concentrating on d20 based products, Mongoose Publishing's first book was the Slayers Guide to Hobgoblins, part of the Slayers Guide series of books. Subsequent product lines followed in rapid succession with the release of the Encyclopaedia Arcane, Travellers Tales, Quintessential and Cities of Fantasy series of books.

As well as selling many titles in e-book-only format, many have a digital option, and every print book comes with a free PDF copy.

Digital titles are available in PDF format and are reasonably priced compared to paper copies.

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Scarlet Ferret

Added 31st of January, 2020

Scarlet Ferret is a new and independent DRM-free bookshop, selling hand-picked titles by selected authors in science fiction, fantasy, horror, historical fantasy, crime and more.

Founded by Kevin Beynon, creator of Libreture and The Epubizer, Scarlet Ferret's books push boundaries because they're truly independent. Expect a range of genres from sci-fi and fantasy, horror and steampunk, to historical fiction, crime and non-fiction. Scarlet Ferret is a curated e-bookshop, every title read and loved before hitting the shelves. Above all, expect to discover books and authors you haven't met before.

With each book purchased at Scarlet Ferret, you receive exciting downloadable extras. It could be additional artwork or desktop wallpaper based on the book cover; it could be a recommended playlist to listen along to while reading the book; or even a map of the setting depicted in the story.

E-books include both ePub and Mobi formats in a Zip file. Extras include a range of commonly accessible formats.

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Ebb Magazine

Added 20th of December, 2019

Ebb Magazine is an entirely free online magazine and platform which critically assesses global politics and problems facing the working class, whether these are theoretical and practical obstacles facing left parties, the rise of fascism, or environmental disaster.

Available to download in PDF format.

Visit Ebb Magazine

Black & Green Games

Added 13th of December, 2019

Black & Green Games is the independent game publishing imprint of designer, Emily Care Boss.

An imprint of Shield and Crescent Press. Founded in 2005 with the release of Breaking the Ice, Black & Green Games brings you role playing games centered on exploring emotions and the human experience.

Game books are availabel in PDF format.

Visit Black & Green Games

Get My Comics

Added 12th of December, 2019

Get My Comics sell both physical and digital comics as well as the popular comic magazine, ComicScene.

Whether you are an avid follower of a couple of titles, or 50… if you love variant covers, or hate them… if you ever wondered how the hell you’re supposed to get all the parts in a crossover story when you only pick up one title from it… this site is for you.

Not all comics are available in digital format, but those that are, are sold in PDF format.

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Becka Sutton (Author's Site)

Added 2nd of December, 2019

Becka Sutton writes fantasy, both epic and urban.

Becka is a self-described crazy cat lady, but she’s not very good at it: while she is crazy she only has one cat. She was born in Britain in 1972 and has lived there her entire life. In her early teens she started scrawling fantasy stories in exercise books her mother bought her to stop her scribbling in her school books. She hasn’t stopped writing since, and she credits writing as the outlet that allowed her to recover from the nervous breakdown she had after her parents died.

No, you can’t read the novel she scrawled as a teen – she burned it long ago because it was awful.

Becka's e-books are available to buy direct from her Gumroad shop.

E-books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Skirmisher Publishing

Added 13th of November, 2019

Based in Texas, USA, Skirmisher has published more than 120 wargaming, fiction, and roleplaying titles.

Its products include the "Swords of Kos" shared world fantasy fiction project and RPG campaign setting; numerous d20 publications and universal sourcebooks; the Wisdom from the Wastelands rules supplement for post-apocalyptic role-playing games; the Cthulhu Live 3rd Edition horror live-action roleplaying game (LARP); the H.G. Wells' Little Orc Wars miniatures wargaming system, which uses live catapult fire to resolve combat; a line of pre-painted resin Orc miniatures; and the "Quactica" and "Nuisances" lines of white metal miniatures.

Their digital titles are available in PDF format and are listed separately from their print books.

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Dr. Axel Rauschmayer (Author's Site)

Added 28th of October, 2019

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer specializes in JavaScript and web development, and has written a number of titles on JavaScript and its related technologies.

The website, Exploring JS: JavaScript books for programmers, covers Dr. Rauschmayer's books. All his e-books are DRM-free and usually available in multiple formats.

Some of his titles are available at LeanPub, while others are available to buy direct from his own online shop.

E-Books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats, and some are also available as HTML archives.

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Michelle Kan (Author's Site)

Added 18th of October, 2019

Michelle Kan is an independent creative based in Wellington, New Zealand.

A filmmaker/videographer by daylight and author of speculative fiction by moonlight, she loves writing dynamic urban fantasy and gentle Chinese fairytales through an aromantic lens. Her debut novel, No More Heroes, was initially written during National Novel Writing Month in 2014 and independently published the following year.

Michelle is passionate about the arts, exploring her cultural heritage through her creative output, and is a lover of graphic novels, video games, action/martial arts films and parkour – all profound influences which helped her shape the content that she likes to produce.

E-books are available in ePub or Mobi formats.

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Lonely Planet

Added 15th of October, 2019

Ever since company founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler stapled together their first guidebook after an epic trip across Asia, Lonely Planet has put travellers at the heart of everything they do, informing and inspiring them with trusted content for print and digital from experts who visit every destination.

Their e-book guides look just as good as their paper counterparts. The PDF version is designed to be as graphic-rich as possible, while the ePub and Mobi versions are formatted specifically for e-ink devices.

Each purchase includes ePub, Mobi and PDF* format e-books.

*Their help pages suggest the PDF versions may include DRM.


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Aurelia Leo

Added 4th of October, 2019

Established in 2016 Aurelia Leo is an independent publisher and bookseller.

Located in Louisville, Kentucky they specialize in diverse speculative fiction, namely: horror, fantasy, science fiction, alternate history, and paranormal romance. Their flagship titles are Helios Quarterly Magazine, Selene Quarterly Magazine, and Invictus: Quarterly Comics and Illustrations.

They also stock paper books, so check that the title you want is available in a digital format.

Books are sold as eithe ePub or Mobi format.

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Nine Star Press

Added 3rd of October, 2019

Located in New Mexico, USA, Nine Star Press are a boutique publisher of quality LGBTQA romance, erotica, and literary fiction.

Owned and managed by LGBTQA people, Nine Star adore romance and erotic romance, but also have an enormous interest in showcasing amazing literary works about characters less represented in fiction: ace, aro, trans, nonbinary, genderfluid, bi, pan, etc. They also like genre-bending fiction, fusion genre, and stories that don’t quite fit into a particular category.

Nine Star Press publish the much-loved Tales of Inthya series by Effie Calvin.

Customers receive both ePub and Mobi editions of their books.

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Journey Press

Added 26th of September, 2019

Journey Press was created by Gideon Marcus, the founder of Galactic Journey, in August 2019.

One of Journey Press’ goals is to bring masterpieces by marginalized voices back into the light of day, sharing them with the modern science fiction audience. These stories aren’t just raw reprints; they are introduced and put in context by a team of rising authors you’ve probably seen in print already.

Journey Press, in addition to publishing anthologies of the best vintage works, plans to produce collections of new works, too.

E-books are sold as Zip files containing ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Parliament House Press

Added 27th of August, 2019

Striving to be the Guillermo del Toro of the indie publishing world, The Parliament House was founded by Shayne Leighton, and curates fantasy and sci-fi of every scope with a specific taste for the weird, dark, and quirky.

They have published over 30 titles in the last two years, and their mission is not only to provide the world with fantastic escapes into the impossible, but also to create a publishing home for authors.

Strong urban fantasy vibe and gorgeous covers.

Books are available in both ePub and Mobi formats

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The Medieval Magazine

Added 23rd of August, 2019

Created by Sandra Alvarez and Caroline Quintanar, The Medieval Magazine is an exclusive digital magazine on the Middle Ages.

Currently running at 24 issues, each is available to buy individually, as a rolling subscription or as season or full-year bundles.

Issues are, I believe, available in PDF format.

Visit The Medieval Magazine

Tilted Windmill Press

Added 13th of August, 2019

Tilted Windmill Press is the home of technology books by Michael W Lucas.

His books cover subjects such as Networking, Sysadmin Tools and Operating Systems.

“One of the best technical writers in the networking and security environments.” – Midwest Book Review

Books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Witch Craft Magazine

Added 12th of August, 2019

Founded by Catch Business and Elle Nash in 2015, Witch Craft publish an annual literary magazine every spring focused on writing that is moving, dangerous and subversive. submissions open in the fall.

Witch Craft Magazine & Sad Spell Press shares work that amplifies what it feels like to break apart from or find a safe space within a society constantly trying to define us.

The digital edition is heavily discounted from the print edition and I believe is available in PDF format.

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Indie Press Revolution

Added 31st of July, 2019

Indie Press Revolution (IPR) is a network of creator-publishers devoted to bringing you the latest innovations in tabletop roleplaying and story games.

Launched December 1, 2004 with seven member-publishers, we've grown to connect more than one hundred small-press tabletop roleplaying and story game companies to retailers on five continents, conventions, and individual customers.

Digital titles are usually available in PDF.

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Added 9th of July, 2019

Based in Portland, OR, USA, Groupees transforms the distribution of digital media entertainment into a fun, social and exciting experience.

Groupees is a unique online and mobile platform for distribution of digital media, including comics and ebooks, with real-time social features so users can share their passions with like-minded people from around the world. Especially interesting are their e-book and comic bundles.

E-books and comics come in a variety of formats, but usually include ePub, Mobi and PDF.

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Luna Station Quarterly

Added 12th of June, 2019

The on-going mission of Luna Station Quarterly is to display the vast and varied talents of female-identified speculative fiction writers.

We believe that women have a unique and universal voice in fiction and we aim to get it heard.

This idea was conceived by founding editor, Jennifer Lyn Parsons, after spending time in the trenches of the Star Wars fan fiction community and being exposed to the particular and unique writing styles of the women and girls who posted there.

Issues include ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Old Computr

Added 3rd of June, 2019

Founded in March 2014, Old Computr is a wonderful collection of articles and photographs of retro computers.

The books themselves are beautifully compiled and the photographs are stunning. A must-buy for any fan of the more mature computing hardware, especially from Atari, Commodore and Acorn.

Books are sold in PDF format.

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Three Crows Magazine

Added 3rd of June, 2019

Three Crows Magazine is a quarterly Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine that includes short stories up to 4,000 words, book, film, and video game reviews, and interviews with writers, editors, and influencers in the world of SFF.

With so many underrepresented voices and stories untold in the genres that give the broadest creative freedom - it is only natural to give the platform to these voices. That is our goal.

In the tumultuous times we live in, literary fantasy and science-fiction give a chance to reflect on real life, to analyze it, and propose a way to solve the conflicts. Or just have fun reading about devouring bodies of unsuspecting astronauts by omnipotent, Lovecraftian monsters.

Issues are available in PDF format.

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Alternating Current Press

Added 3rd of June, 2019

Founded in 1993, Alternating Current is a boutique independent press dedicated to publishing and promoting incredible literature that challenges readers and has an innate sense of self, timelessness, and atmosphere.

We love science, history, homebound roots, rural landscapes, poetic literary fiction, diverse voices, and all that is electric in the literary world.

E-books are mostly available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats, but formats can vary between products.

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Power & Magic Press

Added 3rd of June, 2019

Power & Magic Press is an independent comics publisher in Portland, OR.

Our mission is the creative and economic empowerment of queer creators, creators of color, and creators at the intersections. The driving force behind P&M Press is Joamette Gil, a queer Afro-Cuban cartoonist and editor of the award-winning POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology.

Comics are available to buy in PDF format.

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Red Sun

Added 30th of April, 2019

Red Sun is a quarterly science fiction, fantasy and horror magazine.

The stories can be dark. They can be violent. They can be gory. They can be humorous. They can be weird. They can be political. They can be speculative. They can be populated with any culture, any religion. With men, women, LGBT, black, white, or brown.

Each issue also includes interviews, articles, and reviews.

Purchased issues include ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Khabar Keslan

Added 30th of April, 2019

Khabar Keslan is an independently run, volunteer-based, primarily English-language online review featuring art and critique relating to Middle East, Africa, and/or South (East) Asia (MESAEA). This is a dedicated platform for dissidents, artists, critics, and those on the margins.

We are deeply unimpressed by the representation of the region; hence our name, “Khabar Keslan,” or lazy news. Coverage of these regions tends to emphasize violence, chaos, and corruption. But the region is also complex, beautiful, and wrought with passionate voices.

As much as destruction characterizes the region, so does creation.

Issues are available for free in PDF format.

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Phoenix Publishing House

Added 29th of April, 2019

Phoenix Publishing House rose from the flames in 2018 to create a home for mental health publishing as independent specialists.

We are passionate about bringing the latest in psychoanalytic thought and research into the world. Our purpose is not to create accord but to stimulate debate, to open minds to new ways of working, to present opposing theories, to break down orthodoxies – and above all to question everything. We exist to disseminate new ideas and approaches to a wider readership through our publications.

E-Books seem to be available in both ePub and Mobi formats.

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Added 26th of April, 2019

The Eisner-nominated monthly digital magazine celebrating the comics medium.

PanelxPanel features a range of critics and comics creators in each issue, looking at themes, craft and why comics are a unique medium for storytelling. Edited by Strip Panel Naked's Hass Otsmane-Elhaou.

Issues are available in PDF format.

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Saga Press

Added 16th of April, 2019

Saga Press is an all-inclusive fantasy and science fiction imprint publishing great books across the spectrum of genre, from fantasy to science fiction, commercial to literary, speculative fiction to slipstream, urban fantasy to supernatural suspense.

An imprint of Simon & Schuster, Saga launched in 2014 as a digital-first publisher, promising DRM-free e-books.

Initially only available through third-party retailers, Saga's books are now available direct from Simon & Schuster's web shop, but only for US customers.

No information is displayed about book formats, but ePub is assumed.
Books are not priced fairly compared to paper counterparts.

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ArabLit Quarterly

Added 15th of April, 2019

ArabLit (arablit), or Arabic Literature (in Translation), was founded by M Lynx Qualey in 2009, and has developed into a source of daily news and views on Arab and Arabic literature and translation.

It has been used in classrooms, publishing houses, translators' & readers' homes, and elsewhere around the world. In November 2018 ArabLit launched their journal, ArabLit Quarterly.

ArabLit Quarterly brings together short stories and poetry by exciting Arabic-language writers translated into English, as well as interviews, news and much more in each issue.

Digital issues are available in either ePub or PDF format.

Visit ArabLit Quarterly

Joyce Chng (Author's Site)

Added 30th of March, 2019

Born in Singapore but a global citizen, Joyce Chng writes mainly science fiction and YA.

She likes steampunk and tales of transformation/transfiguration. Her fiction has appeared in Crossed Genres, The Apex Book of World SF II, We See A Different Frontier, Cranky Ladies of History, and Accessing The Future.

Visit Joyce Chng (Author's Site)

Black Shuck Books

Added 30th of March, 2019

Launched in 2015 by editor Steve J Shaw, Black Shuck Books is an independent publisher of horror fiction based in the depths of the Kent countryside.

Whether novels, novellas, collections or anthologies, Black Shuck is committed to producing and publishing the best in modern and classic horror. Black Shuck Books is home to the Great British Horror series of anthologies, along with multiple titles by both established writers and new voices.

E-books are available in ePub, Mobi or PDF formats.

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Kabaka Magazine

Added 25th of March, 2019

Kabaka Magazine believes that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex lives are part of the African experience and culture.

As such LGBTQI literature is an important part of African Literature. By publishing and making it available to be read, we are affirming that LGBTQI lives are important and African, and that they deserve to live and flourish.

Issues are free to download in PDF format.

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Less Than Three Press

Added 9th of March, 2019

Less Than Three Press is a strong rising presence in the LGBTQ romance community.

The company is committed to professional integrity, offering strong editorial support to its talented writers, and excellent customer service.

LT3 is a labor of love between three women who wanted to write and publish books, but wanted to do it their way—with other people who love what they do, for people who love to read great romance, with high-quality, well-edited stories that are also affordable, engaging, and always come with that famous happy end.

E-books are usually available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats, as well as a combined Zip file.

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Added 9th of March, 2019

eManga is Digital Manga, Inc.'s own one stop online shop for manga, originally established back in 2008.

Providing manga via online streaming and a variety of downloadable formats, in 2018, eManga merged with DMI's print store - Akadot - to house everything in one place.

They stock a multitude of genres, from Action to Seinen, Mainstream, Slice of life, Drama, Romance and many more. Their library includes titles from Digital Manga's most popular imprints, as well as partnered publishers like Tezuka Productions, Media Factory and SoftBank Creative (Harlequin Romance manga). They also carry their own DMG imprint, which are series' localized by fans for fans.

Books are available in PDF, ePub (universal version and varieties for Apple and Kobo devices), Mobi, PRC, and CBZ formats.

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Augur Magazine

Added 1st of February, 2019

In Ancient Rome, an Augur was a religious official who looked for the will of the gods in the flight patterns of birds, and made predictions based on the stories they read there. In contemporary Toronto, Augur is a literary magazine that believes we can better engage with our pasts, presents, and futures through stories that explore what-ifs and could-bes.

We’re interested in realist pieces that verge on the dreamlike or surreal; speculative stories that are almost realist; and, on top of that, any form of literary fantasy/science fiction/speculative fiction.

Our goal is to publish at least 75% Canadian and Indigenous content, offering new opportunities to the rich communities of speculative fiction writers in the North. And, more importantly, we’re committed to featuring intersectional narratives as represented by characters, storytelling, and, in particular, author representation.

The magazine is currently available in PDF format.

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Media Diversified

Added 21st of January, 2019

Media Diversified is a non profit working to enrich, engage and improve the UK’s media landscape.

The organisation was founded in 2013 with a mission to challenge the homogeneity of voices in UK news media, through addressing the under-representation of BAME communities.

As well as its online magazine, Media Diversified also publishes its own essays and books digitally.

E-books are sold in Mobi format.

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Evil Hat Productions

Added 20th of January, 2019

Evil Hat started on a lark. When Fred and Rob created that first iteration of Fate on a road trip in 2000, they had no idea they were planting the seeds that would grow into a company.

Since then, we’ve broken ground and won awards with RPG games like Fate Core, Spirit of the Century, and the Dresden Files RPG, as well as growing into tie-in fiction and board games.

Books are available in PDF format.

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Fox Spirit Books

Added 16th of January, 2019

Fox Spirit is a small UK press who believe that day to day life lacks a few things.

We need the fantastic, the magical, the mischievous and even a touch of the horrific to stave off the banal and humdrum. Let the skulk bring you stories full of wonder and mischief delivered with a sharp bite.

Fox Spirit only recently launched their online e-bookshop, so the catalogue is still growing.

Books are available in ePub and Mobi formats.

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Wizard's Tower Books

Added 2nd of January, 2019

Wizard’s Tower is a not a traditional publishing company.

We do not generally buy new works, but rather concentrate on making out-of-print works available once more as e-books, and helping other small presses exploit the e-book market. Our interests are solely in the areas of science fiction, fantasy and related markets.

Wizard's Tower also publish a small number of limited-print-run anthologies with a view to encouraging diversity in the science fiction and fantasy field.

Readers will receive both ePub and Mobi format books with each purchase.

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Added 28th of December, 2018

Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality.

To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.

A huge number of Kickstarter rewards include e-books, either as the main project outcome, or as a side-pledge for backers. Most are DRM-free.

E-book formats vary according to the specific project, but are almost always available as PDF, usually as ePub and sometimes as Mobi format as well. Check specific reward details before pledging.

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Peter Watts (Author's Site)

Added 28th of December, 2018

The science-fiction author, Peter Watts, has made a number of his works available to read and download on his website.

Watts’ work is available in 20 languages. Described by the Globe & Mail as “one of the very best [hard-sf writers] alive”, the overall effect of his prose is perhaps best summed up by critic James Nicoll:

Whenever I find my will to live becoming too strong, I read Peter Watts.

Works are available as PDF, MOBI and sometimes ePub, but always available to read online.

Visit Peter Watts (Author's Site)

Monte Cook Games

Added 28th of December, 2018

Monte Cook has written hundreds of roleplaying game products, along with numerous short stories, novels, nonfiction titles, and comic books.

He is probably best known for his work on such notable titles as Planescape, Ptolus, the 3rd Edition of Dungeons & Dragons (which he codesigned with Jonathan Tweet and Skip Williams), Arcana Evolved, and of course Numenera and the Cypher System. He is a cofounder of Monte Cook Games, and is their lead designer.

Most books are available in PDF format and are reasonably price comared to the paper counterpart..

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Added 28th of December, 2018

itch.io is an open marketplace for independent digital creators with a focus on independent video games.

It’s a platform that enables anyone to sell the content they've created. itch.io is also a collection of some of the most unique, interesting, and independent creations you'll find on the web. We're not your typical digital storefront, with a wide range of both paid and free content, we encourage you to look around and see what you find.

The digital books sold on Itch.io are usually related to games development, games culture or or specific areas of game-related sub-culture. Enjoy!

E-books are available in a variety of formats, so check the individual product before buying.

Visit Itch.io

TO Comix Press

Added 22nd of December, 2018

We publish comics celebrating upcoming creators and diverse voices.

We're dedicated to transparency, and helping build a supportive and kind comics community. You can find us at most major Ontario conventions, and at our social events in Toronto!

Since our founding in 2014, we’ve sold over 8,000 books and raised over $90,000 on Kickstarter. We’ve been nominated for the Gene Day Award for excellence in self-publishing in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, and were also nominated for the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Associations Aurora Award in 2016.

Comics are available in PDF format.

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Broken Eye Books

Added 22nd of December, 2018

Broken Eye Books is an independent press, here to bring you the odd, strange, and offbeat side of speculative fiction.

Our stories tend to blend genres, highlighting the weird and blurring its boundaries with horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.

Support weird. Support indie.

E-books are available in ePub, Mobi & PDF formats, and are reasonably discounted from their paper cunterparts.

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Added 22nd of December, 2018

Jessica Kingsley Publishers was founded in 1987 in London by Jessica Kingsley and is committed to publishing books that make a difference.

In 2017 JKP became part of the John Murray Press division of Hachette Group.

"We publish books for professionals and general readers in a range of subjects. We are well known for our long established lists on the autism spectrum, social work, and arts therapies. More recently we have published extensively in the fields of mental health, counselling, palliative care, practical theology and gender diversity. We have a range of graphic novels across these subject areas, and books for children, on issues including bereavement, depression and anger.

In 2006 a new imprint, Singing Dragon, was born, publishing authoritative professional books on Chinese Medicine, nutrition, yoga therapy and allied fields."

JKP's ePub and Mobi e-books are available DRM-free with watermarks, but the PDFs have DRM applied. E-books are not reasonably discounted from their paper counterparts.

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Green Ronin Publishing

Added 22nd of December, 2018

Green Ronin Publishing is a Seattle, US based company dedicated to the art of great games.

Since the year 2000 Green Ronin has established a reputation for quality and innovation that is second to none, publishing such roleplaying game hits as Dragon Age, A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, and Mutants & Masterminds, and winning over 40 awards for excellence. For an unprecedented three years running Green Ronin won the prestigious GenCon & EnWorld Award for Best Publisher.

Books are available in PDF format.

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Kobold Press

Added 22nd of December, 2018

Based in the US, Kobold are a small-press Role Playing Game publisher.

With a huge range of titles, including source books, guides, adventures, maps and magazine, covering Dungeons & Dragon, Midgard, Pathfinder and more, Kobold really are a fantastic spot for RPG fans.

Digital books are available in PDF format and are reasonably discounted from their print counterparts..

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Brain Mill Press

Added 18th of December, 2018

Brain Mill Press discovers immediate, immersive, and urgent books in order to inspire and represent readers everywhere and support a just publishing paradigm.

Brain Mill Press publishes titles by underrepresented authors and applies strong guiding principles to their production and marketing plans with the goal of the widest possible readership and recognition for every book. Our readership archetype is a reader who is voracious, looking for books that provide a mirror and a window, and who reads widely across genres.

E-books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF. All three formats are provided with each purchase.

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Scroll Magazine

Added 18th of December, 2018

It's not academic, but it's not stupid. It's not what you already know, but it's not a know-it-all. It's SCROLL, a magazine that explores rarely revisited parts of game history.

SCROLL is for video game fans who enjoy tracing the past, but it assumes you know the basics -- the '80s market crash, the two Super Mario 2s, what an Easter egg is -- so it digs deeper. Maybe you've played Dark Souls, but did you know about the weird games its developer made for the Xbox in Japan? How many of the classic Ninja Turtles games are as good as you remember? What do you know about the companies Artdink or Warp? 

Through straightforward writing and careful curation, you'll find the answers to those questions. Let SCROLL uncork the best.

Scroll is available in PDF, as well as 'lo-fi' ePub and Mobi formats.

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Shimmer Magazine

Added 17th of December, 2018

Shimmer publish contemporary fantasy short stories, with a few ventures into science fiction or horror, and the stories tend to be tinged with sorrow.

Stories from Shimmer Magazine have been reprinted in Best American Fantasy 3 and Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Fantasy and Science Fiction, and get pretty terrific reviews.

Sadly, Shimmer is closing its doors in 2018 - ending with number 46. But they will hopefully keep their beautiful back issues available for sale.

Issues are available as either ePub, Mobi or PDF formats.

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Down & Out Books

Added 16th of December, 2018

Founded in 2011, Down & Out Books is an independent publisher of literary and crime fiction based in Tampa, Florida.

With a huge selection of books, imprints and a stable of excellent authors, Down & Out Books is a great spot for crime fiction fans. They also sell crime-fiction related magazines.

E-books are available as a Zip file containing multiple formats.

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Worlds Without Master

Added 13th of December, 2018

Worlds Without Master is an adventure fiction & gaming magazine and home of the Swords Without Master RPG.

As well as providing excellent games and scenarios in each issue, the magazine also contains articles and cartoons, along with beautiful full-colour artwork.

Every year, WWM runs the Epimas deal, where as well as getting a discount on their products, you can ensure that someone else gets a copy too. A great idea to help share the RPG love.

Worlds Without Master is also mentioned in a 2015 Guardian article on The joy of reading role-playing games.

Magazine are available in PDF format.

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DriveThru RPG

Added 12th of December, 2018

DriveThru RPG are currently the largest online marketplace devoted to RPG and RPG-related materials.

Thousands of publishers—from big names you’ve seen in print, such as Wizards of the Coast and White Wolf Publishing, to our industry’s many talented small press innovators—have come together to list over ten thousand roleplaying titles to make sure you can get what you want when you want it on DriveThru RPG.

Titles are predominantly in PDF format.

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Smashing Magazine

Added 12th of December, 2018

Founded in September 2006 in Germany, Smashing Magazine delivers reliable, useful, but most importantly practical articles to web designers and developers.

We don’t care about trends; we care about things that work or fail in actual projects. We are — and always have been — independent. 12+ years, and still ongoing.

Covering a range of topics from design to development and everything in between, our e-books contain everything you need to start crafting well-designed and well-built websites today. No buts or ifs.

Books are provided in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Bitmap Books

Added 6th of December, 2018

Founded by graphic designer Sam Dyer, Bitmap Books is an award winning independent publisher of retro gaming books covering the early days of home computers and consoles.

Its sumptuous, high-quality books are presented as a visual celebration of the genre, enabling you to relive this golden age of video games. Each volume is filled with interviews, quotes and anecdotes from the artists, programmers and publishers that created the games.

Bitmap Books currently has many titles in its portfolio, with more in production and plenty of contenders on its to-do list! So check back regularly to see what other gaming icons are being celebrated in book form.

90% of their titles are currently available as e-books, which come in PDF format.

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Oldcastle Books Group

Added 3rd of December, 2018

Based in Hertfordshire, Oldcastle Books Group is made up of a number of imprints with a huge range of titles.

Possibly the UK's smallest independent publishing group, Oldcastle comprises of No Exit Press (Crime Fiction), Kamera Books (Film & Cinema), Creative Essentials (Film Guides), Pocket Essentials (Guides), Pulp! The Classics (Retro Classics), High Stakes (Gambling), and Oldcastle itself (an eclectic mix of the rest).

I have my eye on their Anime and Studio Ghibli titles from Kamera Books.

E-books are available in ePub or Mobi formats and are fairly priced compared to the paper editions.

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Argyll Productions

Added 19th of November, 2018

Argyll Productions are a small press publisher based in Dallas, Texas, in the US who publish Science Fiction from the Margins.

We’re LGBTQ owned and operated, and since 2007 we have been publishing stories with queer characters for the furry community. Now we’re looking to bring our stories to the broader speculative fiction community and to find great works from anyone whose voices have been underrepresented in fiction.

Argyll also publish and sell comics.

Their e-books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF.

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Lee & Low Books

Added 15th of November, 2018

Founded in 1991, Lee & Low Books is the largest multicultural children's book publisher in the US.

"We are also one of the few minority-owned publishing companies in the United States, as well as a throwback to what many publishers used to be: independent, generational businesses in which the people running the company have a personal stake in its success."

Titles are organised by school grade and by categories, including Culture, such as: African/African American Interest, Asian/Asian American Interest, Latino Interest, Middle Eastern and/or Muslim Interest, and Native American Interest.

Their e-books are available in both ePub and Mobi formats.

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Added 9th of November, 2018

Cyhoeddwyr e-lyfrau o Gymru.

Er mai nifer bychan iawn o e-lyfrau a gyhoeddir gan Cromen, mae’n fwriad pendant i ehangu’r niferoedd ac i amrywio’r teitlau yn y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg. Bydd llyfr clawr meddal yn cael ei baratoi o bob un o’r teitlau hefyd.

E-lyfrau ar gael fel ePub neu Mobi.

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Added 8th of November, 2018

Sponge is an online journal for science fiction and speculative fiction, based in the post-apocalpytic city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

They publish short stories and poetry from NZ, Australian, and Pacific writers, with a particular focus on new and emerging writers.

Their issues are free to download and are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Iron Circus Comics

Added 5th of November, 2018

Iron Circus Comics is Chicago’s largest alternative comics publisher.

Owned and operated by C. Spike Trotman, it was founded in the spring of 2007 to publish strange and amazing comics, amplifying unheard and unique voices, and giving creators a fair deal.

Digital comics are available in PDF format.

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Rosarium Publishing

Added 5th of November, 2018

Founded in 2013, Rosarium Publishing is a fledgling publisher specializing in speculative fiction, comics, and a touch of crime fiction—all with a multicultural flair.

"We simply believe that talent does not inherently have a race, religion, or region; there is no talent solely found in X or Y chromosome; talent is everywhere, and we will comb the four corners of this globe to find it."

E-books are usually available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats, but sometimes vary by title.

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Added 1st of November, 2018

Launched in 2000, eBooks.com sells ebooks direct to millions of consumers around the world, with five local sales portals in the US, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia.

eBooks.com is privately held and run by its founders, life-long booksellers Stephen and Trudy Cole. It is the only independent ebook retailer that sells into every country in the world, and the International Space Station.

Not all of their books are DRM-free. Like Kobo, eBooks.com provide details about a book's DRM status on the individual book pages, and is dependent on the publisher's wishes. DRM-free books will be marked as: DRM-free EPUB.

There's also a special listing showing only DRM-free e-books.

Books are available as either ePub or PDF format.

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Ylva Publishing

Added 30th of October, 2018

Ylva Publishing is the home of quality books about women loving women.

Diversity among our authors is extremely important to us, and we are constantly working on making sure that you will find lesbian, bisexual, and queer authors of all skin colors, cultures, and nationalities.

Lesbian fiction books shattering boundaries! Follow our strong female characters into space, join them in sword fights, or fly with our queer superheroes. From lesbian romance and lesbian erotica to queer dystopian tales and mysteries that make your blood run cold – we have it all.

E-books are available as ePub, Mobi and PDF format.

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Grimdark Magazine

Added 22nd of October, 2018

Grimdark Magazine is run by people who love the grimdark direction that science fiction and fantasy seems to be taking.

Things like the Horus Heresy and the First Law series are what get our hearts hammering with excitement. There is such a wealth of talent in the sub-genre and a genuine need for an ezine that deals specifically in the grittier nature of people in futuristic or fantasy settings that we felt compelled to get this ezine up and running.

Also home to Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists.

Issues are available as either ePub or PDF.

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Project Runeberg

Added 12th of October, 2018

Project Runeberg is a volunteer effort to create free electronic editions of classic Nordic (Scandinavian) literature and make them openly available over the Internet.

Founded in 1992, the project concentrates on old books from Sweden and the Nordic countries, and is an equivalent to Project Gutenberg. The catalogue seems to contain books first published in 1483.

Since it seems to be primarily a conservation project, there is a technical process involved in recontructing the books to read. See the site for more information.

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Dragonwell Publishing

Added 12th of October, 2018

Founded in 2012, Dragonwell Publishing is based in the US Northeast and publishes 4-6 books a year, focusing mostly on science fiction and fantasy.

Dragonwell Publishing titles have been featured by Publishers Weekly, ForeWord Magazine, RT Book Reviews, San Francisco Book Reviews, and Portland Book Reviews, and highlighted by Historical Novel Society and Mythopoetic Society. Our books have been among the winners of the 2013 ForeWord Book of the Year Award and 2014 Independent Publishers Book Award.

Books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Faded Page

Added 12th of October, 2018

Faded Page is an archive of eBooks that are provided completely free to everyone. The Canadian equivalent of Project Gutenberg.

The books are produced by volunteers all over the world, and we believe they are amongst the highest quality eBooks anywhere. Every one has been scanned, run through OCR software, proofed, formatted and assembled extremely carefully, using hundreds of volunteer hours. These books are public domain in Canada (because we follow the Canadian copyright laws), but if you are in another country, you should satisfy yourself that you are not breaking the copyright laws of your own country by downloading them. You are free to do whatever you like with these books, but we hope that mainly...you will enjoy reading them.

Books are available in Text, HTML, ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats.

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Digita Publications

Added 12th of October, 2018

Digita Publications is Violet Blue's store where readers can find her self-published works and buy them direct: All authors are paid directly.

Established in 2007 upon the iPhone's June release, Blue endeavored to be first to bring erotic books to the device and worked with an Apple employee to publish the first Digita book in September 2007. Digita Publications also strives for a world in which audiobooks are DRM free and unrestricted by corporate monopolies.

Books are sometimes available in multiple formats, but not always and not consistently. Please scroll to the bottom of each book page to check the format information.

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Tartarus Press

Added 12th of October, 2018

Tartarus is a small, British independent press founded in 1990.

We specialise in collectable hardback limited editions of literary supernatural/strange/horror fiction, and we also publish paperbacks and ebooks. We have been the recipient of five World Fantasy Awards (as recently as 2015), and in 2010 received a Stoker from the Horror Writers Association.

Books are available in ePub and Mobi formats.

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Bella Books

Added 12th of October, 2018

Books where the woman always wins and the story lingers in our minds long after the last words.

Bella Books is the premiere publisher of vibrant and irresistible fiction for and about women-loving-women. From heart-pounding romance to mystery, erotica and thriller, Bella Books embraces and celebrates the worldwide community of our lesbian, queer, non-binary readers and authors of all ages, cultures and colors.

Books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Perpetual Motion Machine

Added 12th of October, 2018

Perpetual Motion Machine is a small press based in San Antonio, TX.

It was founded in 2012 by Max Booth III and Lori Michelle after a long night of hard liquor and delicious nachos. PMMP publishes dark fiction that branches out into many genres, such as horror, science fiction, and crime. In addition to books, PMMP also publishes a quarterly horror magazine titled Dark Moon Digest, and hosts the Stephen King podcast, Castle Rock Radio.

E-books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats, but are labelled as 'Nook', 'Kindle' and 'PDF' respectively.

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Spineless Wonders

Added 12th of October, 2018

Spineless Wonders is a multi-platform publishing company devoted to short, quality fiction produced by Australian writers.

We’re interested in brief fiction in all its forms – from short short stories to  novella. We also publish ‘microlit’, a unique blend of microfiction and prose poetry.

E-books are usually available as both ePub and Mobi, but check the listings carefully.

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Soho Press

Added 12th of October, 2018

Soho Press is an independent book publisher based in Manhattan’s Union Square.

Founded in 1986, Soho publishes 90 books a year across its Soho Press, Soho Crime and Soho Teen lists, and is known for introducing bold literary voices, award-winning international crime fiction, and groundbreaking young adult fiction.

Soho also make it clear to customers that buying direct is better with such wording as "Buy from Soho and Save!"

Books are available as ePubs.

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NASA E-Books

Added 8th of August, 2018

NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the US, offers a huge range free e-books on topics covering science, aeronatics and history.

The books are effectively articles and papers that have been converted to e-book formats, but when they include such titles as the ISS Research Guide series, who is going to argue.

This is an invanuable collection of scientific and educational work for anyone with an interest in science, space travel or NASA itself.

Oh, and NASA spell e-book with a hyphen too... wink

Some books are only available as PDF, but many are in ePub and Mobi formats

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Anathema Magazine

Added 1st of August, 2018

Anathema: Spec from the Margins is a free, online tri-annual magazine.

"Publishing speculative fiction (SF/F/H, the weird, slipstream, surrealism, fabulism, and more) by queer people of colour on every range of the LGBTQIA spectrum."

Anathema seeks to provide a home for marginalised writers and to fight back against the structural and institutional racism in publishing. They specifically publish the work of queer people of colour (POC)/Indigenous/Aboriginal creators.

Issues are available to buy individually or as a subscription and are sold in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Lackington's Magazine

Added 31st of July, 2018

Lackington’s is a speculative fiction magazine who specifically look to publish stylised prose.

We want to help widen the space for prose poetry. We’re looking for stylized prose. Not inept purple prose, of course, but controlled and well-crafted wordsmithery that reflects the story, setting, theme, atmosphere, or philosophy it seeks to describe.

Issue's are free to read online, but buying e-book copies ensures that contributors are paid and the magazine continues.

Each issue (other than the first) is available as an ePub, Mobi or PDF format.

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Will This Be A Problem Anthology

Added 31st of July, 2018

The Anthology is a regularly released collection of African speculative fiction stories from Will This Be A Problem.

The Will This Be A Problem Anthology is about telling our stories, our way and on our terms. It is a space for Kenyans, and Africans in general, to tell the story as they please. A space with none of the rules for what Africans are supposed to write about. A space for our stories, as diverse and sometimes as ordinary as they may be.

An essential addition to the speculative fiction scene, and an important part of decolonising the genre.

Issues are available to download for free in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Queen of Swords Press

Added 16th of July, 2018

Queen of Swords is an independent small press based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

They just recently started selling e-books direct, and specialise in:

"Swashbuckling tales with female protagonists, people from wide-ranging cultural and racial backgrounds having adventures in outer space, LGBT and/or Q characters engaged in magic and swordplay and historically-flavored stories that reflect diverse casts of characters doing interesting things."

Their range includes both novels and collections by authors Emily L. Byrne, Alex Acks, and Catherine Lundoff.

E-book prices are very competitive and titles are available in ePub and Mobi formats.

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Josh Ellis (Author's Site)

Added 11th of July, 2018

Josh Ellis is a writer, editor, former newspaper columnist, full stack web designer and developer and musician.

He's traveled and lived all over the world, but currently makes his home in Yakima, WA, the "Palm Springs of Washington State".

His book, Everyone I Know Is Brokenhearted: Collected Essays And Writing, 1998-2018 is for sale direct from his own site, and is available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Coeur de Lion Publishing

Added 10th of July, 2018

A multi-award winning speculative fiction publisher based in Australia.

Coeur de Lion's works have won:

  • 3 Aurealis Awards,
  • 2 Ditmars,
  • a Sir Julius Vogel Award
  • and a World Fantasy Award.

In 2014, they launched the free Dimension6 magazine, which

features the best new stories from established authors and fresh voices from Australia and overseas.

Books and magazines are available as both ePub and Mobi files.

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Pen and Sword Books

Added 4th of July, 2018

Pen and Sword specialises in all areas of military history, naval and maritime, aviation, local history, genealogy, social history, transport, discovery and exploration, archaeology, nostalgia and true crime.

The publisher's establishment is closely tied to the local paper, the Barnsley Chronicle.

The first books published by the company were in response to public demand following of a series of articles published in the newspaper:- Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks told the story of crash sites in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park, and a further weekly feature on the history of two Kitchener battalions, known as the Barnsley Pals, aroused a thirst for more information.

Pen and Sword's e-books are resonable discounted from their physical counterparts and are available in both ePub and PRC (for Kindle) formats.

Visit Pen and Sword Books

Linen Press

Added 19th of June, 2018

Linen Press is an independent women’s press, based in the UK.

Only recently starting to sell e-books direct from their own shop, Linen Press has been publishing "fine writing for women, by women" for about ten years.

Founded by Lynn Michell, their first book, Childhood’s Hill:

"...sold out, was re-printed, and beat Ian Rankin one week in Blackwell’s best sellers."

Their two (for now) e-books are reasonably discounted from their paper counterparts and are sold as a Zip file containing both ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit Linen Press

The Future Fire

Added 17th of June, 2018

Futurefire is a publisher of short speculative fiction stories, poetry and art.

They publish The Future Fire, a magazine:

"...of beautiful and useful short stories and poetry in Social-political and Progressive Speculative Fiction, Feminist SF, Queer SF, Eco SF, Multicultural SF and Cyberpunk, and an experiment in and celebration of new writing."

Issues are published approximately four times a year and are available to download for free in ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit The Future Fire

Comics Fu

Added 11th of June, 2018

The Italian comic creation and shop site, Comics Fu, is currently in its pilot stage, but looks very promising for both comic readers and creators.

A platform which enables authors to distribute their digital comics directly to readers.

Creators set the price for their work, and get their own shop page. The site automaticaly generates multiple formats from uploaded files to suit every reader, and takes a fee from each transaction.

While it's currently in Italian, the founders have expressed their desire to support more languages. Keep an eye on the full launch of Comics Fu for some great deals.

Comics are available in both high and low quality PDF, ePub (in different versions) and CBZ/CBR formats.

Visit Comics Fu

Dynamite Digital

Added 23rd of May, 2018

Dynamite's CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci explains that:

"Expanding into DRM-free content, made available directly to consumers from our website, is simply giving the consumers the option for what they want and how they want it, and continues to reach out to a non-traditional comic-reading audience."

Dynamite have a massive selection of comics. From Battlestar Galactica: Zarek to Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, there's a range and depth to their collection. I'm going to dive into the Pathfinder titles and maybe some Bob's Burgers.

Visit Dynamite Digital

DriveThru Comics

Added 23rd of May, 2018

A part of OneBookshelf, DriveThru provide a number of online shops for digital comics, RPGs, fiction and card games.

Their comic shop is another place where the comic-hungry fan can discover titles from their favourite publishers. From 2000AD to White Wolf, there's plenty from across the genre spectrum, all in DRM-free PDF format.

If you can't find your comic anywhere else, try DriveThruComics.

Visit DriveThru Comics

Top Shelf Comics

Added 23rd of May, 2018

Top Shelf have followed the other great comic book publishers and retailers by starting to convert to a DRM-free model.

They have a few ready right now, including title by Jess Fink, Robert Venditti, Brett Weldele and others. They'll be making many more books available DRM-free in the future.

Another great addition to a growing trend.

Visit Top Shelf Comics


Added 23rd of May, 2018

According to the creators, Mark Waid and John Rogers, Thrillbent is

"...an experiment in new-media publishing."

The experiment seems to be a blend of free-to-view webcomics with DRM-free PDF download versions available to buy.

The webcomics are different from the usual static panels, though. They've been designed to seem dynamic when viewed online, but still work as PDFs when bought and downloaded. A very interesting direction, that I hope takes off.

And, of course, there's plenty of Cthulhu-related content.

Visit Thrillbent


Added 23rd of May, 2018

The British comic book publisher, 2000AD have been providing DRM-free versions of their comics since 2007.

A great alternative to online comic services that don't let you download what you've bought. Along with the Rebellion bookshop they have your Dredd covered.

Available in both PDF and CBZ (Comic Book Archive) formats.

Visit 2000AD

BHP Comics

Added 23rd of May, 2018

A micro publishing house based in Glasgow, Scotland, BHP was founded in 2001.

They only sell one series in digital format for now, Rok of the Reds, but they'll hopefully expand.

I expect the files are available as PDF, but there is no information available at this time.

Visit BHP Comics

Image Comics (Closed)

Added 23rd of May, 2018

The introduction of DRM-free titles by Image Comics has been big news.

While not all their titles are available at the moment (they're starting with new books before hitting the back catalogue), there's enough to get you started.

I can't wait for a DRM-free version of Nonplayer to go with my paper copy.

Comics are available in high quality PDF, CBR, CBZ and ePub formats.

Visit Image Comics

Image Comics has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.

Brian McClellan (Author's Site)

Added 19th of May, 2018

Brian sells his Powder Mage novellas direct from his own site.

Brian McClellan is an American epic fantasy author from Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for his acclaimed Powder Mage Universe and essays on the life and business of being a writer.

It's always better to buy as direct as possible, so if that's what you're looking for then Brian's site is certainly the place to get them.

Books are available as a Zip file containing both ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit Brian McClellan (Author's Site)

Tincture Journal

Added 15th of May, 2018

Tincture Journal is a quarterly e-book literary journal, featuring fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction from Australia and the world.

There is no thematic focus. Our aim is to provide a space for both new and experienced writers to publish their work.

The current and previous issues are all freely available from their website as ePub, Mobi and PDF.

Visit Tincture Journal

Owl's Flower (Author's Site)

Added 9th of May, 2018

Author Kara Dennison and illustrator Ginger Hoesly co-created the Owl's Flower book series and sell direct from their own website.

Their series of light novels explore the relationship between a human and an immortal, and what happens when they both actually want it to work. The first book is available for free.

It's great to see authors and illustrators working together, and directly with their audience, to produce great new books.

Titles are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

Visit Owl's Flower (Author's Site)

Fireside Fiction

Added 2nd of March, 2018

Started in 2012 as a Kickstarter-funded short-story magazine, Fireside Fiction now also sell their own e-books, direct from their online shop.

There are only a few titles for now, but alongside their magazine back issues, there's plenty of reading material to choose from.

E-books are provided in both ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit Fireside Fiction

Fahrenheit Press

Added 6th of February, 2018

Founded by publishing veteran Chris McVeigh, Fahrenheit Press publishes crime fiction from the noir, hard-boiled to the experimental.

They've only recently started selling direct from their website, but when asked if their e-books are DRM-free, they responded with: "Yup. Entirely. Cause we're not twats...", which is good enough for me.

Fahrenheit certainly do things differently, so are definitely a publisher, and now retailer, to watch out for.

"We're intent on doing things differently and we're building a publishing company that's heavy on curation and deadly serious about marketing."

Books are available in either ePub or Mobi formats.

Visit Fahrenheit Press

Bundle of Holding

Added 1st of February, 2018

RPG e-books are Bundle of Holding's business.

The bundles are usually chock-full of material, with an emphasis on rulebooks and supplements. If you're looking to make savings on the usually expensive rules, codices or bestiaries from both popular and obscure role playing games, this is for you.

Books normally provided as PDFs, but ocassionally in ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit Bundle of Holding

Open Books Direct

Added 31st of January, 2018

Not to be confused with the now closed 'pay what you want' bookshop, this Open Books have a more traditional model and some very interesting quirks.

Their bookshop is hidden away amongst the links on the website, but is referred to as Open Books Direct. While the site may give the initial impression of being amateurish, the books seem to be of a very professional standard. The covers are especially nice and varied.

Each book has its own colour-schemed page which contains plenty of information.

E-books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats, and are very reasonably priced compared to their paper counterparts.

Visit Open Books Direct

Riverdale Avenue Books

Added 31st of January, 2018

Predominantly a romance publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books also publish a wide selection of other genres.

Their author list is huge and they categorise their titles by their specific imprints.

The only reference to format I could find mentioned ePub, but Mobi format books may very well be available.

Visit Riverdale Avenue Books

Haymarket Books

Added 31st of January, 2018

Founded in 2001, Haymarket Books is

"a radical, independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Chicago."

Their goal is to "publish books that contribute to struggles for social and economic justice". And they certainly do that.

Categories range from Arts and Culture to Sports, via Environment & Science and Poetry.

Books are available in both ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit Haymarket Books


Added 31st of January, 2018

Unbound is a crowd-funding platform for books.

So far, people have pledged over £5 million to fund various author's book publishing projects on the site. As you can imagine, genres vary greatly.

E-books are usually in both ePub and Mobi formats, but the author can select whether to apply DRM, so take care when pledging or buying a book.

Visit Unbound

Riptide Publishing

Added 31st of January, 2018

A small publisher of LGBTQ titles, Riptide seeks to

"bring the Manhattan-quality aesthetic to small-press, author-friendly publishing—and in doing so, to elevate and integrate positive LGBTQ representation into the mainstream."

and not only limited to romance or erotica.

"First and foremost, Riptide publishes quality LGBTQ fiction."

Riptide also sell Gift Cards, so you can introduce others to their titles.

Their books are available in ePub, Mobi, PDF and HTML formats.

Visit Riptide Publishing

Pluto Press

Added 31st of January, 2018

Founded in 1969, Pluto Press is one of Britain’s oldest radical publishers.

"anti-capitalist, internationalist and politically independent"

Pluto cover topics ranging from Anthropology to Geography to Sociology, and the quality of their titles are fantastic - their Awards page says it all.

Their e-books are available as ePubs, but are currently priced the same as the paperback edition. You do receive the e-book version free if you purchase the paperback, but this is a counter-intuitive pricing model.

Visit Pluto Press

A Book Apart

Added 31st of January, 2018

Founded by web luminaries Jeffrey Zeldman and Jason Santa Maria, A Book Apart covers:

"responsive web design, git, and javascript to content strategy, design principles, public speaking, and more."

A spin-off from the web design, standards and strategy blog, A List Apart, the quality of the content and guidance is top-notch. Whether you're looking for web business advice or need some help with the technicalities of CSS, A Book Apart's titles are second-to-none.

Titles are available in ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit A Book Apart

ReAnimus Press

Added 31st of January, 2018

Andrew Burt founded ReAnimus Press to:

"help fellow authors get their out-of-print books and short works back into readers' hands, and to publish high-quality new releases."

With authors like Ben Bova, Karen Haber and Severna Park on board, ReAnimus offers a huge range of titles, mainly from the science fiction and fantasy genres.

Books are available in ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit ReAnimus Press

Jack Vance

Added 31st of January, 2018

Books by the late US author Jack Vance range from science fiction to mystery, and from a variety of pen names.

A lot of work has gone in to producing these digital titles, but they are only available to buy from the US. However, if you're located in the US and want to get hold of this legendary author's work, this site is for you. Many of the books also have new cover art.

Titles are available in ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit Jack Vance

Michael Marshall Smith (Author's Site)

Added 30th of January, 2018

The home of Michael Marshall Smith's titles.

EmEmEss is the best place to buy your copies of the must-have, and very creepy, Straw Men series of novels.

The books are available as either Mobi or ePub formats and proceeds go direct to the author.

Visit Michael Marshall Smith (Author's Site)

Ebooks Direct

Added 30th of January, 2018

Create by the author Diane Duane, Ebooks Direct is where Diane sells all her own digital books.

Buying direct from the author means they get a much larger cut of the price, making it a great way to support your favourite writer.

Ranging in genre, from magical fantasy, science-fiction and more, titles are available in ePub and Mobi formats to suit all devices.

Visit Ebooks Direct

Closed Circle

Added 30th of January, 2018

A place to buy books by Lynn Abbey, C.J. Cherryh and Jane Fancher, Closed Circle is an interesting find.

Although in need of a visual update, I get the impression the site 'just works', which is all you need. The last news update is from November, 2017, so the site looks to still be up and running. Well worth a look.

Books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF format.

Visit Closed Circle


Added 30th of January, 2018

Snackreads is an interesting approach, experimenting with selling digital short fiction.

"Fun, fast and digital."

The catalogue only contains six titles for now, but it's worth keeping an eye on them for their writing resources and forum.

Visit Snackreads

Totally Bound

Added 30th of January, 2018

The UK-based romance & erotic fiction publisher, Totally Bound Publishing, started in 2006 and is part of the Totally Entwined Group.

Each book has a 'Heat' and 'Sexometer' rating. I wonder if that's a metadata standard. It's nice to see an UK company just getting on and doing its thing.

Their books are available in ePub, Mobi or PDF format.

Visit Totally Bound

Extasy Books

Added 30th of January, 2018

Launched in 2008, Extasy Books is a publisher of erotic fiction in a huge range of categories, from Action/Adventure to Horror and Science-Fiction.

As well as e-books, Extasy also sell audiobooks and bundles. There are also free books to give you a taster.

Books are available in PDF, Mobi, ePub, PRC, and Sony PDF.

Visit Extasy Books

Shoreline of Infinity Magazine

Added 2nd of January, 2018

The Scottish science fiction magazine, Shoreline of Infinity want:

"...stories that explore that uncertain future. We want to play around with the big ideas and the little ones. We want writers to tell us stories to inspire us, give us hope, provide some laughs. Or to scare the stuffing out of us. We want good stories: we want to be entertained, here on the Shoreline."

With contributors from all over the world, and chock full of fantastic fiction, articles and poetry, SoI is an amazing read.

Available as ePub, Mobi or PDF.

Visit Shoreline of Infinity Magazine

Nightmare Magazine

Added 27th of December, 2017

Nightmare is a horror and dark fantasy magazine.

In Nightmare’s pages, you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror.

Nightmare can be purchased individually or as a range of subscriptions.

Available as ePub, Mobi or PDF.

Visit Nightmare Magazine

Lightspeed Magazine

Added 27th of December, 2017

Lightspeed is a science fiction and fantasy magazine.

In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales. No subject is off-limits, and we encourage our writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.

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Windhorse Publications

Added 18th of December, 2017

Based in Cambridge, Windhorse publish titles by a huge range of authors that cover wide aspects of Buddhism.

Windhorse Publications is a Buddhist charitable company based in the UK. We seek to produce accessible and relevant books of high quality for all those interested in Buddhism at whatever level.

In addition to paperbacks, their e-books are available in ePub and Mobi formats, as well as combined into discounted Paperback + E-Book bundles.

Visit Windhorse Publications

Guilford Press

Added 7th of December, 2017

Founded in 1973 and based in the US, Guilford Press publish books in mental health, education, geography, and research methods.

Guilford publish around 90 titles a year and seem to get how useful e-books are for many of their customers in education and research.

Their e-books are available in ePub and PDF formats and if you buy any e-book, you can also get the print format for only 10% more.

Visit Guilford Press

Alliteration Ink

Added 7th of December, 2017

A publisher of many genres, Alliteration Ink has been busy in fiction, non-fiction, anthologies, periodicals and more.

They have also ran a number of Kickstarters for their anthologies. They do not provide format information, so take care when buying.

Visit Alliteration Ink

Bold Strokes Books

Added 7th of December, 2017

Hailing from the US, Bold Strokes Books publishes and sells LGBTQ fiction.

Bold Strokes aim for "quality and diversity in LGBTQ literature", and they have a wide selection on offer.

Books are provided in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

Visit Bold Strokes Books

Book Smugglers Publishing

Added 14th of November, 2017

Closing end of December, 2018. crying

Founded from the best origin story in bookshop history:

"Like many foolhardy ideas, The Book Smugglers was born of a time of great adversity. Faced with threats concerning the overwhelming volume of books purchased on a daily basis, Ana Grilo and Thea James resorted to "smuggling" books home in huge handbags to avoid scrutiny."

Book Smugglers Publishing is the digital-first, book creation arm of the glorious review, discussion and news site for genre fiction. They publish anthologies as well as novels, and the prices are always very reasonable.

Books are available as both ePub and Mobi formats and the covers are absolutely fantastic.

Visit Book Smugglers Publishing

Standard Ebooks

Added 7th of November, 2017

The Standard Ebooks project is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit effort to produce a collection of high quality, carefully formatted, accessible, open source, and free public domain ebooks that meet or exceed the quality of commercially produced ebooks. The text and cover art in our ebooks is already believed to be in the public domain, and Standard Ebook dedicates its own work to the public domain, thus releasing whole ebooks files themselves into the public domain.

Visit Standard Ebooks

Galley Beggar Press

Added 27th of October, 2017

The first publisher of Eimear McBride's fantastic novel, *A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing*, Galley Beggar publish a range of fiction titles. Their books look extremely interesting, but the site is very bare-bones and provides absolutely no help or format information. Some text is even white-on-white. So take care when buying.

Visit Galley Beggar Press

Black Library

Added 27th of October, 2017

The Black Library is the bookshop for the tabletop gaming company, Games Wokshop's, many titles.

The catalogue includes fiction set in their popular Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 settings along with many of their other properties.

Black Library provide both ePub and Mobi versions of their titles.

Visit Black Library

Influx Press

Added 27th of October, 2017

Run by Gary Budden, Kit Caless and Sanya Semakula, Influx have quite a large catalogue considering their small size.

"Influx Press publish stories from the margins of culture, specific geographical spaces and sites of resistance that remain under explored in mainstream literature."

You may recognise their An Unreliable Guide to London short story anthology.

E-books are available as either ePub or Mobi files and are sensibly discounted compared to the paper versions.

Visit Influx Press

Tor.com Giveaway

Added 18th of October, 2017

The publisher, Tor, regularly giveaway free e-books from their website, Tor.com.

Books are usually provided in ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit Tor.com Giveaway

Salt Publishing

Added 15th of September, 2017

Established in 1999, and based in Norfolk, Salt Publishing is:

"...one of UK’s foremost independent publishers, committed to the discovery and publication of contemporary British literature."

They publish in a range of genres, including Modern Fiction,Short Stories, Fiction Anthologies, Crime & Mystery, Creative Writing, Poetry, Children's Poetry, Poetry Anthologies and Literary Studies.

The majority of their books seem to be available as e-books, and are sold in ePub format.

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Palgrave Macmillan

Added 30th of August, 2017

Palgrave publish research from the fields of humanities, social sciences and business for academics, professionals and librarians.

With books across a huge range of topics, Palgrave is a great resource for those looking for specific research titles.

E-books are available as both ePub and PDF and are watermarked.

Visit Palgrave Macmillan

Wisdom Publications

Added 30th of August, 2017

Wisdom Publications is a non-profit publisher of Buddhism, mindfulness, and meditation titles and courses, based in the USA.

With a huge selection of titles, Wisdom is a great place to start when looking for books on and related to Buddhism. The Dharma of Star Wars might take your fancy.

Purchased e-books include a bundle of ePub, Mobi and PDF versions.

Visit Wisdom Publications

Star Trek Books

Added 30th of August, 2017

An e-bookshop that only sells DRM-free Star Trek books. Simon & Schuster have certainly done the right thing here, making a major science fiction book collection available DRM-free.

Talk about finally understanding your audience. With books from every series and one I've never heard of, there's something for every Trek fan.

But there's definitely no need for this Captain Proton novel.

There is no information about the book formats available, but I would guess it's ePub only.

Visit Star Trek Books

Carina Press

Added 30th of August, 2017

Carina Press publish adult fiction and are the digital-first imprint of the publisher, Harlequin.

"Our mission is to connect readers with authors who write the stories they want to read and the stories they want to talk about and recommend."

These guys obviously know and respond to their audience. But I'm worried they don't pay their male cover models enough. Most seem unable to afford much more than a vest, let alone a shirt.

Their e-books are available in ePub format only.

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Mythic Delirium

Added 30th of August, 2017

A small selection of very interesting titles make Mythic Delirium a great publisher to keep an eye on.

"Mythic Delirium Books, the micropress run by Mike and Anita Allen, specializes in speculative fiction and poetry, with a penchant for writing that’s challenging to classify."

They also publish the digital fiction and poetry journal, Mythic Delirium.

Books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

Visit Mythic Delirium


Added 30th of August, 2017

Likely familiar to PHP developers, this technology publisher is a staunch supporter of DRM-free e-books.

"Published continuously since 2002, php[architect] magazine is the only technical journal dedicated exclusively to the world of PHP. We are committed to spreading knowledge of best practices in PHP."

Also a great spot for some PHP-related Swag.

Their e-books come in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats and have a healthy discount knocked off the digital price compared to the print version.

Visit PHP[architect]

eBooks Bridge

Added 30th of August, 2017

They sell e-books about Bridge. Yes, the card game.

Based in Canada, and owned by Master Point Press, eBooks Bridge look to be going strong. They're already promoting their 2018 catalogue.

I get the impression they've really got their audience sussed. The site includes a lot of useful information about e-book formats and how to load them onto various devices. Their books are also winning awards at Bridge-related events.

A lesson in how to find and nurture your e-book audience.

Books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

Visit eBooks Bridge

PM Press

Added 18th of August, 2017

PM Press was founded at the end of 2007 by a small collection of folks with decades of publishing, media, and organizing experience.

PM Press co-conspirators have published and distributed hundreds of books, pamphlets, CDs, and DVDs. Members of PM have founded enduring book fairs, spearheaded victorious tenant organizing campaigns, and worked closely with bookstores, academic conferences, and even rock bands to deliver political and challenging ideas to all walks of life. We’re old enough to know what we’re doing and young enough to know what’s at stake.

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Clifford Oravec (Author's Site)

Added 24th of July, 2017

If you're a developer like me, you've probably dreamed of building a startup for years.

"Whether you're just thinking about building a startup today—or you've actually made a go for it and have fallen flat on your face—you should know that I feel for you."

Visit Clifford Oravec (Author's Site)

Internet Archive

Added 15th of July, 2017

The Internet Archive offers over 12,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts.

There is also a collection of 550,000 modern eBooks that may be borrowed by anyone with a free archive.org account.

Visit Internet Archive

Lulu Book shop

Added 15th of July, 2017

Lulu is a self-publishing and printing platform.

"We are passionate about providing a remarkable experience for you to tell stories, share knowledge and fulfill your creative potential."

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Dark Regions Press

Added 15th of July, 2017


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Hex Publishers

Added 15th of July, 2017

With only a few titles for sale, Hex Publishers made a name for themselves with their CyberWorld anthology.

"Hex Publishers is an independent publishing house proudly specializing in genre fiction: horror, science fiction, crime, dark fantasy, comics, and any other form that explores the imagination. Founded by writers, Hex values both the author and the reader, with an emphasis on quality, diversity, and voices often overlooked by the mainstream."

Hex also publish WORDS Zine, a free monthly fiction magazine.

They also sell bundles that include soundtracks and paperback/hardback + e-book combinations.

E-books are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats.

Visit Hex Publishers


Added 14th of July, 2017

Originally a listing of Project Gutenberg titles, Manybooks is now growing into a reseller.

"There are more than 29,000 eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders, and they're all free!"

Visit Manybooks

Dreamspinner Press

Added 14th of July, 2017

Founded in 2007, Dreamspinner publish and sell gay romantic fiction, ranging from contemporary to western.

Dreamspinner's site also offers a wishlist feature, which is always handy when planning a book haul.

E-books are available as ePub, Mobi or PDF.

Visit Dreamspinner Press


Added 14th of July, 2017

Publishers of IT, computing and software development books.

"The publisher dedicated to meeting the information needs of IT professionals, developers, and tech enthusiasts worldwide"

Apress also run Apress Open, which is a Creative Commons licensed suite of titles. Authors retain their copyright, and the content is also available free online.

Their books are available as digitally watermarked PDF or ePub.

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Patreon Rewards - Gareth L. Powell

Added 11th of July, 2017

Books provided as rewards to Patreon patrons of Gareth L. Powell.

Visit Patreon Rewards - Gareth L. Powell

Binding Chaos - Kevin Beynon

Added 11th of July, 2017

ePub version of Binding Chaos by Heather March

Recreated and hosted by Kevin Beynon.

Visit Binding Chaos - Kevin Beynon

Tilted Axis Press

Added 9th of July, 2017

There are a number of non-profit publishers around the world. And Tilted Axis is an interesting one.

"Founded in 2015 and based in Sheffield and London, Tilted Axis is a not-for-profit press on a mission to shake up contemporary international literature."

Tilted Axis is one that concentrates on originality and doesn't limit itself to original English titles, but hires translators to bring books from around the world to more readers.

I get the impression they also work hard to ensure that originality in formatting is brought to the e-book field.

Their limited catalogue is available in ePub and/or PDF, depending on the title and suitability of the material.

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Grey Matter Press (Closed)

Added 9th of July, 2017

Creepy horror and darkly disturbing stories are Grey Matter's specialism.

"Grey Matter Press is a Chicago-based independent publishing company committed to finding the best new voices working in the dark fiction arena today and bringing them to readers craving exceptional literature."

They have published works by Bram Stoker Award winning authors and are sure to have a book to freak you the hell out.

Books are available in ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit Grey Matter Press

Grey Matter Press has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.

Diversion Books (Closed)

Added 6th of June, 2017

Diversion Books is a New York based independent publisher.

They publish and sell a huge range of titles, from colouring books and classics to romance and time travel. E-books are available as ePub and Mobi and you get both with each purchase. Diversion is the place to buy Emma Newman's final Split Worlds books in a DRM-free format.

Visit Diversion Books

Diversion Books has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.

Brian O'Sullivan (Author's Site)

Added 5th of June, 2017

We make Irish mythology accessible in a way that's exciting and entertaining but which also respects its cultural origins.

All of our books incorporate authentic ancient Irish concepts and stories that you won't find elsewhere.

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Added 15th of May, 2017

Free e-books and samples from author newsletter sign-ups.

Visit Instafreebie

Y Lolfa

Added 9th of May, 2017

Y Lolfa (The Lounge) is a Welsh and Welsh language publisher, based in Talybont, South Wales.

Founded in the mid 60s, they have a huge catalogue of achievements in both welsh and English. Welsh natives will likely recognise their books and merchandise from their school days. But some exciting new titles are proving they are still going strong. Books are usually in ePub format, and sometimes in PDF. and also take a look at their fantastic Mabinogion poster.

Visit Y Lolfa


Added 24th of April, 2017

Pottermore, the digital publishing, e-commerce, entertainment and news company from J.K. Rowling, is the global digital publisher of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

As the digital heart of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Pottermore offers news, features, and articles as well as new and previously unreleased writing by J.K. Rowling.

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Phoenix Pick

Added 18th of April, 2017

Phoenix Pick is a hidden gem.

Based in Maryland, US, they have a surprisingly large catalogue of speculative fiction titles. Take a look at the author listing for an idea of their selection.

E-books are usually available in both ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit Phoenix Pick

Bridget Williams Books

Added 18th of April, 2017

Bridget Williams Books is an award-winning New Zealand publisher.

"For over three decades, books published by Bridget Williams have contributed to critical scholarship in New Zealand; they have told our stories, and deepened our understanding of what it is to inhabit these islands."

They sell historical and contemporary titles on Maori and New Zealand. They also publish Texts, which are short books on particular topics from New Zealand writers.

As well as their own site, many of their books are available to buy through Tomely, the third-party bookshop widget.

I was happy to find The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000 actually was available DRM-free when I thought it wasn't.

Check each book carefully to ensure you get the format you want, since options vary between the listings and individual book pages.

Visit Bridget Williams Books

Fantastic Books Publishing

Added 18th of April, 2017

If you want to know how Fantastic Books bucks trends, take a look at their inspiring History page.

"Fantastic Books Publishing is a family run, independent publishing house based in East Yorkshire. We pride ourselves on delivering extremely high quality e, print and audio books while maintaining our foundation of charitable giving with all of our projects."

Fantastic Books offer a huge range of genres, including Science Fiction, Fantasy, Autobiography, Crime, Poetry, Paranormal, Humour, Literary Fiction, Horror, How To, Childrens, and Cookbooks. They are also official licencees of fiction based on the Elite: Dangerous computer game.

Customers receive all three ePub, Mobi and PDF formats with their purchase.

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Barking Rain Press

Added 18th of April, 2017

Barking Rain Press is a non-profit publisher, based in Washington State in the US.

"Barking Rain Press seeks to publish novels and novellas in a variety of genres, including General Literature, Speculative Fiction (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction), Mystery/Crime, Romance, Suspense/Thrillers, Westerns and YA/Young Adult."

They also sell paperback+e-book bundles, which includes a hefty discount compared to buying both formats separately.

Their e-books are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats.

Visit Barking Rain Press


Added 18th of April, 2017

Lektu is a Spanish and Spanish-language bookshop selling original Spanish as well as translated works.

They are working on an English language site, so there will be even more choice to come. As well as e-books, Lektu also sell comics, audiobooks, and bundles from a variety of publishers. They currently stock over a thousand titles.

Depending on the title (e-book or comic), their products are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF.

Visit Lektu

Urbane Publications (Closed)

Added 18th of April, 2017

Urbane publish and sell titles in Contemporary Fiction, Crime Fiction, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Business, Self-Development, Biography and Humour.

"Urbane Publications is a new and exciting independent publisher dedicated to developing and producing the books you want to read – hip, contemporary, groundbreaking fiction and non-fiction designed to entertain, excite, and engage."

They also offer the Urbane Book Club, where members can get hold of all the titles for £99.99 a year.

Their books are usually available in ePub and Mobi formats and are priced sensibly lower than their paper versions.

Visit Urbane Publications

Urbane Publications has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.

Monsoon Books

Added 18th of April, 2017

Monsoon Books is an award-winning independent publisher of English-language books on Asia.

"Monsoon publishes fiction (literary and commercial) and nonfiction (biography and autobiography, true crime, food and drink, history, travelogues and current affairs) with Asian themes. It publishes quality books from outstanding writers the world over and has several regional bestsellers to its name."

With over 100 books in stock, there's a huge range of quality titles to choose from.

Their e-books are available in both ePub and Mobi formats and are free when buying a paperback.

Visit Monsoon Books

Kraken Press

Added 13th of April, 2017

Kraken Press publishes horror, dark fantasy and weird fiction. There are no two ways about it.

But, it's not your usual horror, darkness and weird, it's a kind of Weird Americana. (The screaming has an American accent?)

Kraken's authors are currently few: Richard Thomas, Max Booth III and Curtis J. Anderson, but with an open submissions policy and a very clear, interesting style to their titles, they'll certainly grow. And probably grow weirder.

Only Kraken's back catalogue titles are available for purchase DRM-free from the site. All other titles are only available through Amazon.

The back catalogue books are available in ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit Kraken Press

Zed Books

Added 11th of April, 2017

A non-fiction publisher, Zed books houses amazing reads on important topics.

"Zed publishes across a wide range of topics, with writers from across the planet featuring in its line up. It is best know for publishing the work of marginalised individuals and groups, many of them originating in the Global South, others from oppressed elements of ‘Western’ society."

Authors range from Yanis Varoufakis to Nawal El Saadawi.

ePub and Mobi e-books are sold separately and at a reasonable e-book price.

Visit Zed Books

Cory Doctorow (Author's Site)

Added 5th of April, 2017

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist and journalist.

The co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of many books, most recently WALKAWAY, a novel for adults, IN REAL LIFE, a graphic novel; INFORMATION DOESN’T WANT TO BE FREE, a book about earning a living in the Internet age, and HOMELAND, a YA sequel to LITTLE BROTHER.

Visit Cory Doctorow (Author's Site)

Finnish Weird

Added 3rd of April, 2017

The community of weird writers in Finland is thriving, and producing memorable stories that blur and bend genre boundaries with their unbridled flight of imagination.

These publication introduces you to suomikumma, “Finnish Weird”, showcases a few of its bright stars, and also gives you a couple of short stories to read. Step into the wonderful world of Finnish Weird!

Visit Finnish Weird

Michael J. Sullivan (Author's Site)

Added 3rd of April, 2017

The online home of Michael's books, he is also very clear on the best way to support authors:

Buying print books direct from this page is the best way to ensure the highest percentage of income comes to me. I buy the copies from my publisher (so they get their cut), but the money that would otherwise go to the retailer and distribution chain flows to me rather than them.

Books are available as ePub, Mobi and PDF.

Visit Michael J. Sullivan (Author's Site)

Project Gutenberg

Added 3rd of April, 2017

Project Gutenberg offers over 53,000 free e-books.

Books in the public domain can usually be found on Project Gutenberg. It's more than a debository of books though. The project is behind the digitisation of so many out-of-print & copyright titles.

A great and important resource.

Books are available as ePub, Mobi, and plain text formats.

Visit Project Gutenberg

FIYAH Literary Magazine

Added 3rd of April, 2017

FIYAH rises from the ashes of the Black literary tradition started by Fire!! in 1926.

We aren’t here for respectability. We’re here to ask what it means to be Black and extraordinary. We are a place to showcase your stories and grow your career.

Part literary incubator, part middle-finger to the establishment, we know you have stories to tell, and we are here for it.

The awesome black literary fiction magazine is a great fit for e-books.

Visit FIYAH Literary Magazine

Chuck Wendig (Author's Site)

Added 3rd of April, 2017

Novelist. Screenwriter. Game designer.

Author of: Blackbirds, Blue Blazes, Under the Empyrean Sky, and The Kick-Ass Writer. And more. So much more.

Not all of Chuck's books are available direct, but I'd highly recommend The Blue Blazes.

Available as ePub, Mobi and PDF.

Visit Chuck Wendig (Author's Site)

Bradley P. Beaulieu (Author's Site)

Added 3rd of April, 2017

As well as DRM-free e-books, Bradley's shop sells a variety of merchandise related to his books.

Not all his titles are available direct, but it's always worth a look first. A great source for The Lays of Anuskaya series.

The epacks contain ePub, Mobi and PDF copies.

Visit Bradley P. Beaulieu (Author's Site)

Humble Book Bundle

Added 30th of March, 2017

Regular DRM-free e-book, comic and graphic novel bundles.

Humble are generaly known for their computer game bundles, but digital files are digital files, so have also moved into the e-book space.

Their regular bundles are usually themed around a particular topic, and charge a Pay What You Want model. There is usually a considerable discount of a few hundred pounds in buying a bundle over purchasing each book individually. Sometimes the bundle will be the only way to buy a DRM-free copy of a particular book.

Books are available as ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

Visit Humble Book Bundle

Unsung Stories

Added 30th of March, 2017

"Unsung Stories are publishers of literary and ambitious speculative fiction that defies expectation. We publish stories that you’ll never forget, from the varied worlds of genre fiction – science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and all the areas in-between."

An imprint of Red Squirrel Publishing, Unsung Stories are the creators of the recent 2084 science fiction anthology. The book was kickstarted to over £22,000 - their initial goal was £2,500.

ePubs and Mobis are listed and sold separately.

Visit Unsung Stories

Angry Robot Books

Added 28th of March, 2017

Angry Robot Books only offer books in ePub format, but have a firm belief in the strength of DRM-free publishing.

If you're happy to convert the books to Mobi yourself, for use on a Kindle, you should be okay. A large selection from a variety of genres, including plenty of science-fiction, fantasy, steampunk, and alternative history.

Visit Angry Robot Books

Five Simple Steps

Added 28th of March, 2017

They're baaaack! Web professionals almost lost a great British learning resource when Five Simple Steps closed down.

Luckily Craig Lockwood and Amie Duggan stepped into the breach and took it over only a month after the closure. I own a couple of these little beauties and the targeted web design and development titles are essential for anyone in the industry looking for specific help.

From Colour Accessibility to Web Performance, they've got you covered.

Visit Five Simple Steps

Phase 5 Publishing (Closed)

Added 11th of March, 2017

"Phase 5 endeavors to publish art and fiction firmly rooted within the genres, or their in-between spaces, cross-overs, mish-mashes and descendants. The goal is not to publish "what's hot today"or focus on a particular type of plot or character, but to publish what will be timeless."

Publishing horror, science-fiction and fantasy, Phase 5 has a small but interesting range of titles. Many e-books are priced at US$0.99, so well worth a visit and a dig about.

The founder, Rebecca Ledford realised she was:

"Tired of the formulaic 'theme of the year' trends that flooded bookstore shelves, I began Phase 5 to enable the wonderful artists and authors I knew and met at conventions to be able to reach their potential fans."

I love their periodic table-based symbols for book genres and content tags.

Books are available as ePub or PDF.

Visit Phase 5 Publishing

Phase 5 Publishing has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.


Added 11th of March, 2017

Based in the UK, Bookhaus offer a huge range of titles.

"The bookHaus is an independent bookshop dedicated to travel writing and literature from around the world."

While not all of their books are available as e-books, the range is well worth a look. I'm still hoping to find some Gavin Maxwell titles as DRM-free e-books...

Their titles cover the globe and provide in-depth insights into the cultures, customs and lives from the past and present. They also provide a guarantee to match Amazon's price. Can't go wrong there.

"We guarantee to match amazon.co.uk prices when you order online or we'll refund the difference."

Bookhaus e-books are available in ePub and Mobi formats and are priced sensibly less than their paper counterparts.

Visit Bookhaus

Valancourt Books

Added 6th of January, 2017

Founded in 2005:

"Valancourt Books is an independent small press specializing in the rediscovery of rare, neglected, and out-of-print fiction."

And specialise they do. They stock a wonderful and informed selection of gothic horror and supernatural fiction. I have my eyes on The Cormorant by Stephen Gregory.

Another speciality of their is gay interest, where they are constantly re-releasing out-of-print LGBT titles and classics. And the covers... the beautiful covers.

Books are available in ePub and Mobi formats and are sent manually after purchase.

Visit Valancourt Books

O'Reilly (Closed)

Added 6th of January, 2017

As Tim O'Reilly says:

"At O'Reilly Media, we've always published our ebooks DRM free, following the advice of Lao Tzu, who said, 2500 years ago, 'Fail to honor people, they fail to honor you.'"

You can't argue with that, and when O'Reilly sells over 8,000 e-books from top publishers all over the world, why would you. They predominantly publish technology reference titles, but that can cover a wealth of topics from Arduino and Raspberry Pi to digital art manuals. Free updates and discounts on the paper book if you own the e-book keep me coming back to O'Reilly.

Visit O'Reilly

O'Reilly has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.

Untreed Reads

Added 6th of January, 2017

Founded in 2010 by two partners with experience of the e-book industry, Untreed Reads is home to over 1,500 titles from a range of authors.

They stock fiction, non-fiction, children's books and foreign-language titles. This particular book, Waves in the Wind, caught my eye with it's nicely designed cover. That's all it takes sometimes.

It's clear from the blog that Untreed are constantly trying out different approaches and are doing their best to get their books in front of readers. Take a look and see if there's something for you.

Most books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats, but check each listing first, since the options vary.

Visit Untreed Reads

Best Indie Bookstore (Closed)

Added 6th of January, 2017

It's good to see another bookshop that allows authors to upload and manage their own books.

Best Indie Bookstore provides 80% royalties and allows authors to personalise their own author page. As you can imagine, the quality varies greatly. But with over 200 titles listed so far, there's bound to be something for everyone.

There's a good chance of finding a hidden gem here.

Most books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

Visit Best Indie Bookstore

Best Indie Bookstore has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.

Wildside Press

Added 6th of October, 2016

Wildside Press mainly concentrates on reprints, books originally published between 1930 and 1990.

They have an interesting approach where they compile Megapacks around particular themes, eg. 'Sherlock Holmes', and publish them as e-books. Think of it as a bundle approach that resurrects lost titles.

Their e-books are usually in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

Visit Wildside Press

Invisible Publishing

Added 15th of July, 2016

Invisible Publishing is a not-for-profit publisher, based in Canada.

They produce contemporary Canadian fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry.

"Since releasing our first fiction titles in the spring of 2007, our catalogue has come to include works of graphic fiction and non-fiction, pop culture biographies, experimental poetry, and prose."

E-books are available in ePub format.

Visit Invisible Publishing

Dzanc Books

Added 15th of July, 2016

Dzanc Books is a non-profit publisher, based in the US.

"Dzanc Books was created in 2006 to advance great writing and to impact communities nationally with our efforts to promote literary readership and advocacy of creative writing workshops and readings offered across the country."

They primarily publish literary fiction and host a range of other projects, including a monthly online literary journal, support emerging writers and conduct an annual prize.

Their titles are award-winning, sold in physical as well as e-book formats and you know that the revenue goes back into the business of creating more books and supporting authors. A great cause.

Visit Dzanc Books


Added 15th of May, 2016

A multi-genre bookshop that gives 100% of the profit to the publisher.

0s&1s ('zeroes and ones') currently sells titles from 35 different publishers and in genres ranging from cerebral, classics and drama to sci-fi, short stories and suspense. Their site is beautifully designed and the purchasing process is smooth as silk. Almost all their titles cost $6.

0s&1s also host conversations around books and their subjects. The site is well worth a read for the articles alone. A leader in how to create a modern bookshop.

E-books are available as a package of ePub, Mobi and PDF.

Visit 0s&1s

Serial Box (Closed)

Added 3rd of March, 2016

Serialised books have been making a comeback for a few years now. Serial Box are taking that model and turning it into their unique selling point.

The founders include former Tor and Penguin Random House staff. In their own words:

"Serial Box is here to change all of that: artfully blending together the best of series television and the convenience of ebooks and audiobooks to bring readers a new form of story telling. Releasing fiction serials over the course of 10-16 week seasons, Serial Box is about delivering addictive episodes straight to the user’s digital device to be read or listened to anytime, anywhere."

Each episode in a series costs $1.99 each for individual purchases and $1.59 each for a subscription. Each is written by a different member of the book's author team - in a similar way to a television series - and has an estimated reading time of 42 minutes. Another example of an e-book business to watch.

Episodes are available in ePub, Mobi, PDF and Audiobook formats.

Visit Serial Box

Serial Box has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.

Kobo (DRM-free download option)

Added 19th of January, 2016

I'm still not sure about including Kobo in this list.

They're not a dedicated DRM-free bookshop, but they're the only place I can buy certain unencumbered books.For example: Kobo is now the only shop where I can buy DRM-free titles by Tor, since they closed their own online shop and I boycott Amazon.

Founded in 2009 in Toronto, Canada, Kobo has since been bought by the Japanese company, Rakuten. They make the excellent Kobo e-reader device, so have a solid stake in the e-ink device market.

Books are available in ePub format only and to ensure you are buying a DRM-free title, check the Download options near the bottom of each book page.

To help you find DRM-free e-books, Switching Social has developed the Kobo Search Tool that only lists DRM-free books from Kobo.

Visit Kobo (DRM-free download option)

JournalStone Books

Added 29th of October, 2015

JournalStone was founded in 2009 in California, USA and publishes in the science-fiction and horror genres for both adults and young adults.

They also publish Dark Discovery magazine and the Hellnotes horror news website, so they're truly embedded in their genres. and samples are available for immediate download. And nobody is allowed to run a horror press without a nod to the Old Gods...

Their titles are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

Visit JournalStone Books

Aqueduct Press

Added 29th of October, 2015

Based in Seattle, USA, Aqueduct Press dedicates itself:

"...to publishing challenging, feminist science fiction. We promise to bring our readers work that will stretch the imagination and stimulate thought."

They publish and sell in categories such as fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as a few specific imprints especially for convention events. Aqueduct provide a large and growing catalogue that supports an important area of discourse.

Their books are available in both ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit Aqueduct Press

Atomic Fez Publishing

Added 29th of October, 2015

Founded in 2009, Atomic Fez is:

"...the Canadian press that provides hard-to-categorize but eminently readable fiction, including horror, humour, fantasy and noir, with an occasional dash of erotica."

Their book product pages have a nice amount of information with enough detail to make an informed purchase - such as clearly stating that books are DRM-free. Sleepless Knights by Mark H. Williams looks like a fun read.

Titles are provided in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

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Bundoran Press

Added 29th of October, 2015

"Bundoran Press publishes quality science fiction novels and anthologies."

It seems they also publish fantasy novels. They're based in Ontario, Canada, and have a semi-active blog, as well as a very active YouTube channel, which is filled with nice book trailers. Well done to them for experimenting with that format.

Their titles are available as a zip file containing both Mobi and ePub formats.

Visit Bundoran Press

New Internationalist

Added 7th of September, 2015

Many people will recognise New Internationalist from their ground-breaking magazine.

Their bookshop is just as important.

"New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice."

New Internationalist also manage the online shops for other organisations, including Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth. They also sell the exposé of the illegal practices of the construction industry, Blacklisted, which is definitely worth a read.

All their books are DRM-free and usually available in ePub, Mobi and PDF.

Visit New Internationalist

World Weaver Press

Added 2nd of September, 2015

Operating out of Alpena, Michigan, in the USA, World Weaver Press publish fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles.

In their own words:

"We believe in great storytelling. We believe in challenging genre boundaries and engaging the fundamental human drive to tell stories that resonate emotionally."

They host a strong selection of anthologies and collections, of which I have my eye on Corvidae.

Their e-books are usually significantly cheaper than their dead-tree counterparts, and are available in both ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit World Weaver Press

The Emma Press

Added 22nd of August, 2015

The Emma Press is an independent poetry publisher based in the UK.

Founded in 2012, its titles have beautiful covers and the founder, Emma Wright, clearly loves each one. Categories include anthologies, pamphlets and children's books.

Books are available in ePub and Mobi formats.

Visit The Emma Press

OpenBooks (Closed)

Added 20th of June, 2015

"OpenBooks.com is an independent eBookstore where readers read first, then decide how much they want to pay based on what they feel a book is worth and how much they can afford."

Do you see how different this is? This next bit is extremely important for authors to digest and understand:

"Take a moment to imagine that each copy of your book, shared by your readers, works for you. Imagine that you can get paid by each reader who appreciates your work."

OpenBooks is a new model that is not only dependent on authors understanding how best to use it, but also on readers appreciating and rewarding authors for the work they produce. The effectiveness of the pay-what-you-want model has already been proven in approaches like online digital bundles and computer games, and the founders of OpenBooks have pedigree in that area (one founder was co-founder of the "world's second largest independent platform for games distribution", GOG.com).

Visit OpenBooks

OpenBooks has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.

Apex Publications

Added 20th of June, 2015

Apex is a small press that publishes works of science fiction, horror, fantasy and non-fiction.

At the moment, they have around 40 e-book titles for sale. They have beautifully crafted cover images and are heavily discounted compared to their paperback counterparts.

Books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats, all included with every purchase.

Visit Apex Publications

Tachyon Publications

Added 20th of June, 2015

For twenty years, Tachyon have been publishing award winning smart science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction.

Tachyon are famous for their anthologies, such as The Sword and Sorcery Anthology, Lovecraft's Monsters and Treasury of the Fantastic. But they are also home to books by Peter S. Beagle, Nancy Springer and Jo Walton.

Their e-books are available in ePub, MOBI and PDF formats.

Visit Tachyon Publications

Boss Fight Books

Added 20th of June, 2015

If you need a critical read about the classic computer game, Jagged Alliance 2 or perhaps a discussion of the innovative gameplay introduced by Galaga, look no further than Boss Fight Books.

Their Kickstarter to create the books was funded to over 900% and it's easy to see why. Take a look the next time you're wondering about the origins and development of Earthbound.

Customers receive all three formats when buying a book: PDF, Mobi, and ePub.

Visit Boss Fight Books

Cemetery Dance Publications (Closed)

Added 20th of June, 2015

Founded in 1988, Cemetery Dance is a horror and dark suspense publisher.

Their authors include Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, William Peter Blatty, Clive Barker and many others.

They started selling e-books in 2010 and now have a large collection of DRM-free titles on their site.

Books are available in both ePub and Mobi formats supplied in a Zip file.

Visit Cemetery Dance Publications

Cemetery Dance Publications has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.

DriveThru Fiction

Added 20th of June, 2015

DriveThru Fiction sell titles from many publishers, including Solaris, Monte Cook Publishing and Onyx Path Publishing (publishers of the World of Darkness setting).

There's plenty of choice here, across genres, publishers and formats. Driven by its link to the RPG industry, the selection is strongest in that area, but is growing all the time.

Books are usually provided in ePub and Mobi formats, but sometimes only as PDFs, so keep an eye on the details.

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Rosenfeld Media

Added 20th of June, 2015

Rosenfeld Media claim:

"We don't publish books; we publish expertise."

Their expertise is in the field User Experience. Alongside their books, Rosenfeld also provide consultation, so are embedded in the UX industry and apply UX to their business practices.

Continuing this ethos, their e-books are provided in, PDF, ePub, MOBI and DAISY (an accessible format for blind or dyslexic users).

Visit Rosenfeld Media

Emily Books (Closed)

Added 20th of June, 2015

Emily Books want to:

"...carve out a space in the retail environment for independent ebookselling by proving to publishers that it can and should be done."

Emily Gould and Ruth Curry wrote why DRM is crushing indie booksellers online and did something about it by opening Emily Books.

With a delicious variety of titles and passionate descriptions for every book, Emily and Ruth have created the online equivalent of your favourite local bookshop. Bring your own coffee.

Visit Emily Books

Emily Books has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.

Osprey Publishing

Added 20th of June, 2015

Osprey was originally created as a spin-off from Brooke Bond tea in 1968 after the success of their collectible aviation cards.

Osprey Publishing is now a well known "military history brand... covering history from ancient times to the modern day". Their own history is an interesting read in itself, but Osprey is primarily an enthusiast press.

Their detailed reference titles on military history, units, vehicles and aircraft are the go-to books for military hobbyists and tabletop gamers alike.

The e-books are available in both ePub and PDF - with the PDF format probably being the best choice for their well-illustrated reference titles.

Visit Osprey Publishing

Melville House

Added 20th of June, 2015

Founded in 2001 to publish a poetry book in response to the 9/11 attacks on New York, Melville House is an independent publisher of factual and fiction titles.

They've also innovated quite a bit in the e-book and publishing field by creating something they call Hybrid Books:

"Each book in the HybridBook program features not only the core text of the novel, but extensive additional material rendered in digital form - the Melville House Illuminations. The Illuminations consist of highly curated text, maps, photographs and illustrations related to the original book."

E-books are usually available as ePub, Mobi and PDFs.

Visit Melville House

Candlemark and Gleam

Added 20th of June, 2015

Candlemark and Gleam publish science-fiction, fantasy and anthologies.

They intend to experiment with both new and old forms of publishing, such as the Victorian serial; a book released chapter by chapter, available individually or as a subscription. Great ideas like that make Candlemark and Gleam a publisher to look out for.

Their reasoning behind going DRM-free is a joy to read:

"Pirates will share books illegally no matter what; keeping you from reading a book you've paid for on your computer, your e-reader, and your iPhone just complicates matters for you, not for them."

Their e-boks are in ePub and PDF formats.

Visit Candlemark and Gleam

Girl ebooks

Added 20th of June, 2015

A nicely designed site (a rare thing in online bookshops) with a large selection of free and paid-for e-books.

"Girlebooks is your resource for classic and contemporary ebooks by female writers."

The books are predominantly classics in the public-domain, but many have had additions and illustrations added, creating paid-for alternatives to the free titles. They've also started their own Proofreading Initiative where they digitise public-domain texts for distribution on their own site and on Project Gutenberg. I'm going to grab myself a copy of Pride and Prejudice. Oh, Miss Bennet!

E-books are available as ePub, Lit, PRC (Mobi) and PDF.

Visit Girl ebooks

Belgrave House

Added 20th of June, 2015

Belgrave House, and their sister site Regency Reads, sell over 800 e-books in various genres.

You can probably guess that they concentrate on Regency-related titles, but not only that.

The titles are mainly by self-published authors and come in a variety of formats, including PDF, ePub, PRC/MOBI, MSReader, Palm, HTML, Word and RTF.

Visit Belgrave House

Verso Books

Added 20th of June, 2015

Verso, named after the left-hand page of a book, have been publishing a huge selection of radical books on progressive topics for over 40 years.

They publish around 80 books a year from authors like John le Carré, Naomi Klein and Tariq Ali and cover topics from Anthropology & Sociology to Political Theory on a global perspective.

Their books are watermarked and come in both ePub and Mobi formats, but they are currently priced the same or sometimes higher than their paper counterparts.

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OR Books

Added 20th of June, 2015

OR's founders, John Oakes and Colin Robinson, both have 'elite veteran' status in the publishing industry.

"OR Books is a new type of publishing company. It embraces progressive change in politics, culture and the way we do business."

They use print-on-demand and e-book publishing to stay agile and respond to current affairs. OR Books also accept payment via Bitcoin. :)

Their e-books are available in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats.

Visit OR Books


Added 20th of June, 2015

Leanpub is a self-publishing and sales platform.

It even provides ways for them to donate a portion of their income to certain causes. Leanpub currently stocks a huge variety of programming books, but also a number of other genres.

Leanpub's niche is that authors can sell their books, even if they aren't finished yet - their motto is Publish Early, Publish Often.

If you can't afford the high price of some programming books, you may find a cheaper alternative on Leanpub - or you might want to write one yourself.

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Packt Publishing

Added 20th of June, 2015

Packt is an IT publisher and bookshop.

"Originally focused on open source software, Packt pays a royalty on relevant books directly to open source projects.These projects have received over $400,000 as part of Packt's Open Source Royalty Scheme to date."

They also provide a subscription service (PacktLib) which allows users to search for relevant information from their online library of digital books - a huge benefit when all you need is that obscure script.

Packt's e-books usually come in multiple DRM-free formats, including ePub, Mobi and PDF.

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SpaceWitch (Closed)

Added 20th of June, 2015

SpaceWitch is an UK company that specialises in genre fiction.

Their stated aim is to help the reader

"discover the best of British independent publishers."

Their site layout is very different and imaginative, which is great in the current world of online bookshops ;). In response to my e-mail query, they stated: "We don't believe in DRM in principle", which helps me feel confident buying from them.

They provide DRM-free titles in epub, mobi and pdf formats.

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SpaceWitch has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.


Added 20th of June, 2015

When the description of a DRM-free bookshop begins with "Available now through our website is Tor's entire catalog of 2,500+ eBook titles, including the entire Wheel of Time series." you know you're in for a treat.

As well as their existing selection of science-fiction and fantasy novels, Dragonmount also sell independently-published titles, including ones from new authors.

Their e-books are available in ePub, Mobi and PRC formats.

Unfortunately, this bookshop only serves customers in the US.

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Tomely (Closed)

Added 20th of June, 2015

Tomely is an interesting one. It isn't a bookshop, so much as an e-book sales platform.

Which is fantastic. Publishers and authors can sign-up to Tomely, add their DRM-free book(s) and produce widgets to sell the books from their own websites.

Tomely also sells bundles of DRM-free e-books. Keep an eye on this exciting venture.

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Tomely has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.

Momentum (Closed)

Added 20th of June, 2015

Momentum Books are a digital-only and DRM-free imprint of Pan Macmillan Australia.

Being based in Australia and being digital-only means they are able to publish titles with less overheads and from authors we wouldn't usually get to read in the Northern hemisphere.

They provide a wide selection of genres and seem pretty up on geek culture. :)

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Momentum has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.


Added 20th of June, 2015

StoryBundle run regular, themed and DRM-free e-book bundles at fantastic prices.

"StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers."

You can decide the price, split it between the authors and StoryBundle and even donate a portion to charity. A great way to discover new authors.

All the titles are provided in both ePub and Mobi formats.

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Manning Publications

Added 20th of June, 2015

Manning Publications are a great source of computing books.

Manning provide you with the e-book version for free if you already own the paper book - even if you didn't buy it from them!

You receive ePub, Mobi and PDF formats with every purchase, along with the ability to read online as a livebook.

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The Pragmatic Bookshelf

Added 20th of June, 2015

You'll recognise Pragmatic Bookshelf's computing books immediately, even if the name doesn't ring a bell.

Founded in 1998, this technology and computing publisher is a stalwart of the industry. They provide a selection of purchasing options, allowing you to chose the e-book, paper book or both, with sensible pricing for each. They can also automatically deliver your purchases to you via e-mail or through cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

One of their greats is Designed for Use, by Lukas Mathis.

E-books are available as PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats

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Baen Books

Added 20th of June, 2015

Baen have been getting on with selling DRM-free e-books for years.

They predominantly offer science-fiction and fantasy, but those genres have such broad coverage these days, their selection is huge.

Baen Books offer their titles in the widest range of formats I've seen, including: Mobi/Kindle/Palm, EPUB/Nook/Stanza, Sony LRF, Rocketbook, RTF, MS Reader and HTML/Online.

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PS Publishing

Added 20th of June, 2015

PS Publishing don't offer a large selection of e-books, but what they do offer is unique and interesting.

Great for essays and horror; or even essays on horror. Mainly concerned with the horror genre, PS will hopefully release more of their titles as e-books in the future.

Their books are available in ePub format.

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Blaft Publications

Added 20th of June, 2015

Need some Tamil Pulp Fiction? Blaft is for you!

These guys are independent, based in Chennai, India and offer

"...bestselling Indian and Pakistani crime novels, Nigerian soyayya fiction, experimental writing, pulp art, folktales, graphic novels, and picture books about girls who are in love with monsters."

What more could you ask for?

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No Starch Press

Added 20th of June, 2015

As the finest in geek entertainment, No Starch Press produce excellent books on computing.

From programming in Scratch to 3D work in Blender, No Starch has you covered. I still have my eye on Wicked Cool Shell Scripts.

You get the e-book for free with most purchases of the paper book. Not all books come in all formats - many are only available as PDF.

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Book View Cafe

Added 20th of June, 2015

Book View Cafe is a cooperative publisher, whose members are comprised of the authors themselves.

They cover a broad spectrum of genres. Here's how the sales revenue is split, according to their site:

"At BVC, 90% of the cover price goes to the author. That's more than at any other online bookseller (Amazon, B&N, iTunes)."

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Added 20th of June, 2015

Smashwords is a self-publishing e-book distributor.

They provide a huge selection of indie books, directly from authors or through publishers through their own bookshop. They also provide stock for other bookshops such as Kobo and iBooks.

They make their titles available in a wide selection of formats, including ePub, Mobi, and usually PDF, Word format and HTML.

Visit Smashwords

Weightless Books

Added 20th of June, 2015

An independent bookshop, Weightless Books mainly sells science-fiction and fantasy titles

They also offer a number of magazines and anthologies, such as Clarkesworld and Lightspeed. Their direct-to-Kindle delivery system is a great feature.

Books are available as ePub and Mobi files, and sometimes as PDF and PRC.

Visit Weightless Books

Rebellion Publishing

Added 20th of June, 2015

With categories ranging from Apocalypse to Zombies and Gore, you know what you're getting from Rebellion.

Along with lots of Judge Dredd titles, as an e-book imprint of Solaris books they also stock the latest by Juliet E. McKenna.

Books are available in both ePub and Mobi formats.

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Snowbooks (Closed)

Added 31st of March, 2015

Snowbooks has been around since 2003 and is one of the best designed online bookshops I've seen.

It may be something to do with their award-winning approach to the business of publishing and selling books. They stock a wide range of genres in paperback, hardback, e-book and wonderful-looking slipcase editions. There are plenty of novels, anthologies and non-fiction titles to choose from (including the mandatory Cthulhu) and I have my eye on a copy of Sharkpunk!

Snowbooks also develop and sell the award-winning (again) Bibliocloud.com, their "enterprise-level publishing management system", that also powers the Snowbooks shop.

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Snowbooks has either closed down or is no longer selling DRM-free e-books.

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