Top Shelf To Offer DRM-Free Graphic Novels

In an email sent out by Chris Staros, Top Shelf Productions is going to be offering up a line of graphic novels DRM-Free on their website. If you are not familiar with the term DRM-Free, it means you can buy it and play it on just about any device. It's offered in PDF, ePub or CBZ files that are not tied specifically to one reader or another.

2014-02-19-drm-free-devices_lgThe books are going to be offered on their website: topshelfcomix.com and include the much talked about March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, the series The Surrogates that was turned into a Bruce Willis movie, The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire and the digital-exclusive Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer.

They are also offering very interesting deals. Taking Jeff Lemire's The Underwater Welder as the example. The book itself sells for $19.99 in print. You can get the DRM-Free digital version for just $6.99. That's a huge difference in price. But they have one more option that they call Add-On Pricing. Say you really want both, so you buy the print version for the $19.99 and you can get the digital version for only $2.99.  So a print copy to get signed and put away forever and a digital copy to read?

The full list of books they have made available now are:

March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell ($7.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)
Heck by Zander Cannon ($9.99 digital, $2.99 with print purchase)
Crater XV by Kevin Cannon ($9.99 digital, $2.99 with print purchase)
The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire ($6.99 digital, $2.99 with print purchase)
God Is Disappointed in You by Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler ($9.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)
Chester 5000 by Jess Fink ($5.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)
We Can Fix It by Jess Fink ($6.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)
The Surrogates (Vol. 1) by Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele ($5.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)
The Surrogates (Vol. 2): Flesh and Bone by Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele ($5.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)
Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell ($9.99 digital, $2.99 with print purchase)
Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? by Liz Prince ($3.99 digital, $0.99 with print purchase)

Also, the following digital-exclusive titles are now available DRM-free:
Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (Vol. 1) by Dusty Higgins & Van Jensen ($4.99 digital)
Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (vol. 2): The Great Puppet Theater by Dusty Higgins & Van Jensen ($4.99 digital)

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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