Baen Books has announced that beginning on March 24, its e-0books will be available on the Kobo platform for download. Baen has been a leader in DRM free e-books for fifteen years.
Laura Haywood-Cory has been promoted to Associate Editor at Baen Books. Haywood-Cory has previously served as an editorial assistant at Baen and has long been active in science fiction fandom and con-running.
Patrick Lundrigan has won this year’s Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest with his story “Space Hero.” The contest is sponsored by Baen Books and the National Space Society to promote and reward forward thinking science fiction authors who write exciting and innovative stories about the near future of manned space exploration. Lundigran’s story will be published on Baen’s website and he will receive a membership in the NSS, Baen Books, and NSS merchandise. The winner was announced at the International Space Development Conference in Rosemont, IL on May 30.
Southern fan Laura Haywood-Cory suffered an heart attack on March 30. Haywood-Cory, who was one fo the founding members of Trino*coN, is having blockage cleared. In addition to her fannish activities, Haywood-Cory does publicity work for Baen Books.