Faced with unmanageable euro revenues “in six digits” and a reluctance of publishers to legitimize the site, the administrator of a Tor-based download site developed to shake up the eBook market says he has been forced to leave the project. In other knock-on developments, TorrentFreak is informed that the site’s contents – around 43,000 eBooks – will today spill out onto the Internet, free of charge.
Last week we reported on Torboox, an unauthorized download site causing waves in the German eBook market. Speaking with TorrentFreak the site’s operator has revealed a plan to disrupt the status quo and bring book publishers to the negotiating table. Working with Toorbox will not only be in the publisher’s best interests, the admin explains, but will also help them to bring down a shared rival – distribution giant Amazon.