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Wizards of the Coast starts selling D&D PDFs again
January 23, 2013 | 3:31 am

ScreenClip(45) Remember how, back in 2009, Wizards of the Coast pulled all its PDF products from on-line gaming store Paizo and announced it was ceasing PDF sales altogether? Apparently it only took about four years for the company to change its mind again. Wired’s GeekDad reports that WotC has launched a new e-book store site,, in conjunction with on-line RPG e-book seller DriveThruRPG. The site currently offers over 80 products ranging in age from the old red and blue books up to the latest 4E stuff, with prices ranging from $4.99 for older products to $17.99 for...

GenCon interview: Phil Reed, COO of Steve Jackson Games
August 10, 2011 | 11:08 pm

philreedDuring GenCon, I had the opportunity for a brief interview with Phil Reed, Chief Operating Officer at Steve Jackson Games, in which we discussed e23, Steve Jackson Games’s PDF e-book store. We’ve mentioned the store a time or two in the past, as when “Reverend Pee Kitty” talked about how the program had expanded beyond its original intended goals. I took the chance to find out from Mr. Reed some more about how this program was working. Me: What gave you the idea to do e23? Phil: When I joined the company in '99 it was already in...

Reporting from GenCon
August 5, 2011 | 4:48 pm

GEDC0065 I am now at GenCon, the original gaming convention and now a huge event attended by dozens of gaming and media companies with an attendance in excess of 30,000 people. I’ve spent the last couple of hours mostly wandering around the dealer room, though I did get in a 30 minute interview with self-publishing writer Michael Stackpole that I will post when I have time to transcribe. It is still an impressive event. The game industry was one of the first sectors of publishing to embrace e-publishing fully. As Stackpole pointed out during our interview, game companies...

National Academies make all PDF publications available free
June 4, 2011 | 10:35 pm

nap-logo-big-redbgThe National Academies—consisting of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council—recently announced that all PDF versions of books published by its members will be available for free download, starting immediately. This includes more than 4000 existing books, plus any published in the future. These PDFs can be accessed from the National Academies Press web store, from which print versions can also be purchased. They can also be read online for free. Although the e-books will be available for free, they will still be copyrighted. The National Academies...

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