At last, Sunborn has appeared in most of the major ebook stores as an official Tor ebook. It’s in the Kindle store, the Sony store, Barnes and Noble, and BooksonBoard. Probably others stores, as well. I don’t mean to snub anyone; I just haven’t done a complete survey. It’s not available at Fictionwise, at least not yet. Nor at Webscription.[EDIT: As of today, it is on Fictionwise, with a rebate. That seems to be the best price at the moment.] [EDIT OF EDIT: It disappeared from Fictionwise, along with a few thousand other books, on the day of the pricing switch to the so-called Agency Model. No word on when, or if, these books will return to FW.]
Prices range from $7.99 at Kindle to $9.99 at Barnes & Noble, $11.90 at BooksonBoard, and $12.60 at Sony. I hope to see those prices come down to no higher than the paperback price–and they should, according to pricing statements from Macmillan USA’s CEO (Tor is owned by Macmillan). But I have no direct control over that.[EDIT OF PRICE INFO: Macmillan did indeed lower the price to equal the paperback price. It is now $7.99 everywhere. Everywhere that it’s sold, anyway–Fictionwise is still out of the game.]
Sorry about the DRM, by the way. I was assured before that efforts were being made to get DRM-free Tor books up–but now I’m told that it was too hard, with all of the distributors geared for DRM. I don’t have the complete story on that yet. If you buy it and strip the DRM for your own personal use, such as to put it on your favored reading device, you’ll get no argument from me. (It might be slightly illegal, though, under the DMCA. I would never encourage anyone to violate even such a stupid law. Let that be on the record.)
BTW, for some reason B&N is currently selling my other ebooks for $3.21 each, which is the best deal I’ve seen. I don’t know for how long, so if that’s a format you use, it’s a good time to grab the books.