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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things

Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things: "Jim Baen, sf publisher, has passed away
Jim Baen, publisher of the extraordinary science fiction line Baen Books, has passed away. I loved Baen for his radically sensible approach to electronic publishing: give away electronic editions of books and people will treat them as advertisements to buy more print books."

I am saddened. Like DelRey, Baen was a label I grew up on (hell, I grew OLD on) and I too admired his approach to e-books.