The idea was so painful I dropped to 97 percent efficiency.
Amazon had listed the standard ebook price for Network Effect as $26.99. Perhaps this was to make the “discounted” $13.99 ebook price look like a bargain? Tor’s full retail price for the ebook was higher than Amazon’s hardback price! Anyway, I hopped over to Kobo to pre-order the book because I prefer EPUB to Amazon’s proprietary MOBI format. Pricing games aside, one point in Tor’s favor is that they sell their ebooks DRM-free. And that’s ideal, because I prefer to drop my ebook files on my home server so I can read them in whatever app I’d like. DRM doesn’t prevent piracy. But it’s pretty effective at limiting reader choice and being a pain in our asses. Oh, and making you feel stuck to one app or platform. It’s good for that too! Blech.
Anyway, I digress. Huzzah for Murderbot! Huzzah for Tor for not buying into the DRM lie. And huzzah for Kobo too.