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Bookworm ePub Reader Gets Boost From O'Reilly

andrewsavikas Re:I don't understand the allure of eBooks... (59 comments)

You can already buy 400+ O'Reilly books that come in an "ebook bundle" of three DRM-free formats (PDF, EPUB, and Kindle-compatible Mobipocket). Several hundred other titles (including our Head First books) are available just as PDFs. Follow the link referenced in the main story for more details and a Slashdot-discount (see the first paragraph): http://toc.oreilly.com/2009/02/bookworm-now-part-of-oreilly-labs.html

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Bookworm ePub Reader Gets Boost From O'Reilly

andrewsavikas Re:I don't understand the allure of eBooks... (59 comments)

While there's clearly a relation there, Safari is more like a premium cable channel for technical books, where Bookworm is used to manage your personal library of individual ebooks. Certainly I'd expect we'll learn things from Bookworm that can be applied to Safari.

more than 5 years ago
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MySQL Cookbook

andrewsavikas Re:Paul, are you well? Update the errata! (64 comments)

Hello,
We're actually in the middle of a systems overhaul for errata -- to provide faster response, quicker updates to electronic versions of content (current processes are unfortunately still tied to print-based workflow triggers), and a more useful interface for viewing errata. Unfortunately, that's meant temporarily diverting attention from processing current errata submissions. We're working through the backlog, but there will likely be delays for at least a few more weeks. We do track all errata submissions, and will be processing yours shortly.

Thank you,
Andrew Savikas
Director, Digital Content and Publishing Services
O'Reilly Media, Inc.

more than 7 years ago

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David Pogue's iPhone Missing Manual now an App

andrewsavikas andrewsavikas writes  |  more than 5 years ago

andrewsavikas writes "David Pogue's iPhone: The Missing Manual is now available as an App in the iPhone App Store for $4.99 (the regular price will be $9.99). The App was built by Lexcycle, creators of the popular Stanza App.

Also, O'Reilly has released all of their in-print Head First books for purchase as DRM-free PDFs , along with more than 130 top titles as 'ebook bundles' that can be read on the Kindle, iPhone, Sony Reader, and more."

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What if Ebooks Were the Dominant Platform?

andrewsavikas andrewsavikas writes  |  more than 6 years ago

andrewsavikas writes "Amid the continuing debate about the utility of ebooks and the future of print, how would things look if instead print was the upstart technology? From O'Reilly's TOC blog: 'If my default reading environment was electronic and networked, would I want (or need) a disconnected outlet? Would I crave solitude and a languid pace? Does the upside of ebook economics supersede the other reading/storytelling experiences I'm looking for, or would I welcome a print alternative the way I now welcome an electronic option?'"
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30 O'Reilly Titles Now Available as Ebook Bundles

andrewsavikas andrewsavikas writes  |  more than 6 years ago

andrewsavikas writes "As promised last month (and covered here in Slashdot), O'Reilly has released 30 titles as DRM-free downloadable ebook bundles. The bundles in this pilot include three ebook formats (EPUB, PDF, and Kindle-compatible Mobipocket) for a single price — at or below the book's cover price. And for a bit more than the cover price, you can get the print version too along with the ebook bundles. Twelve of those 30 titles will also soon be available through the Kindle store (later today)."
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