I’m confident that some percentage of the free e-book readers will be inspired to buy a physical book for friends or for their own collection. And if you like it, you might want to try the sequel, The Religion War, available only in hardcover. At the end of the e-book you’ll find some links to Amazon.com for your impulse-buying pleasure.
. While I believe DRM, when we make the user experience simple enough, will continue to have a role in ePublishing, it’s still a necessary evil, and so it’s nice to see major authors and publishers (like Baen, with their Free Library) thinking more expansively about the financial upside of more open forms of digital distribution.