Okay, what you may not know about self-publishing your first book? You do it – or at least, I did it – in a state of blind panic. A blur of “Ohmigosh what am I doing no one’s going to read this I must be insane-”
Ahem. You get the idea.
I had a book on self-publishing, a bunch of web articles, a checklist, and a pen. I fumbled my way through the whole process; I didn’t know anyone who’d done this before, and at the time I was still reading up on how exactly blogs worked. (Still working on some of the details. The “More” tag is a helpful beast.)
So when the Kindle site advised enabling DRM, that’s what I did. I simply didn’t have the information at hand to know how annoying some people find it. I did learn enough over the past year that I did not put DRM on Count Taka, at least.
I have contacted Amazon, and they’ve officially called back to say the only way I could get DRM off of A Net of Dawn and Bones would be to go back and republish the book. I’m not entirely sure what’s involved in that yet. I’m looking into it, but for now I’m going to have to go with, “Argh, mistake due to serious lack of info, do not repeat.”