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The Galaxy Express Compiles a DRM Free Publisher List

Inspired by SB Sarah’s rant against DRM last week, Heather of The Galaxy Express compiled a DRM Free publisher list. She has a nice little code box where bloggers can copy and paste the text. Have any to add? Let us know.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Theresa Stevens
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 22:26:36

    Red Sage e-books have always been DRM-free.

  2. Jennifer
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 03:51:17

    I am pretty sure these are all DRM free. (at least they are when they make them avalable at I just copied a few after sorting by bestselling in erotica, thriller and contemporary/chicklit.

    Bold Strokes Press
    Lethe Press
    Apen Mountain press
    Ravenous Romance
    Linden Bay
    Excessica Publishing
    Red Rose
    Resplendence Publishing, LLC
    eXtasy Books
    Eternal Press
    Noble Romance Publishing, LLC
    Blade Publishing
    Carnal Desires Publishing
    Write Words, Inc
    Whispers Publishing
    LBF Books
    Tease Publishing LLC
    Rogue Phoenix Press
    Champagne Books
    Freya’s Bower
    Carnal Desires Publishing

  3. Heather Massey
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:28:46

    Jane, thanks so much!

    Theresa & Jennifer, I appreciate the info! Assuming this list doesn’t reach into the thousands (!) I’ll update the list on my blog with these and any other names that might be added.

  4. Kay Sisk
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:41:55

    Please add Wings ePress to the DRM-free list.

  5. Karen in TN
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:58:46

    Although Fictionwise does sell books with DRM, they also have a large number of DRM free books (their “multi-format” books), with new ones each week.

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  7. Lisa J
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:59:26

    You can also add Mojocastle Press to the list.

  8. Kimber An
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 21:33:33

    Maybe this will encourage advancement in technology which will make everyone happy.

  9. Heather Massey
    Mar 19, 2009 @ 16:04:49

    I updated the list. Thanks, everyone, for the additions!

  10. Gemma
    Mar 25, 2009 @ 15:42:46

    I am late to this post, but here’s some more I found from trawling through my Fictionwise bookshelf.

    Belgrave House
    Uncial Press
    Alinar Publishing
    New Concepts Publishing
    Awe-Struck Publishing
    Wild Rose Press
    Atlantic Bridge Publishing
    Hard Shell Word Factory

    [There were a few more that appeared to be, sadly, defunct.]

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