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gb18
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Ebook and print bundled

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bobstro
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Re: Ebook and print bundled

Someone beat you to it.

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gb18
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Re: Ebook and print bundled

Outstanding. The word needs to be spread far and wide. 


bobstro wrote:

Someone beat you to it.


 

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gkaiseil
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Re: Ebook and print bundled

Unfortunately Amazon is not the leader in the approach. O'Reiley Media has offered this for years. If you by the digital edition, you can chose the eBook format including the PDF format so you can have the eBook on your computer and eReader, and if you get a different eReader you can download the necessary format.

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keriflur
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Re: Ebook and print bundled


gkaiseil wrote:

Unfortunately Amazon is not the leader in the approach. O'Reiley Media has offered this for years. If you by the digital edition, you can chose the eBook format including the PDF format so you can have the eBook on your computer and eReader, and if you get a different eReader you can download the necessary format.


How is this unfortunate?

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bobstro
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FORTUNATELY Amazon is not the leader! Others have been doing it better for some time. O'Reilly seems to be positioning themselves to be the source for technical/programming ebooks. Currently, they're running a back to school sale with 50-60% discounts on ebooks from any publisher they carry. I've scooped up a stack of O'Reilly and Packt titles in recent days. They offer lifetime access to ebooks in a variety of formats, including pdf, mobi and epub, as well as automatic cloud sync using dropbox and other services, so your library is always backed up somewhere else (if you choose).


Packt, on their own, has a nice $21/mo. all you can eat program where you can read ebooks in their reader, including offline reading, as well as a token for one free ebook purchase per month, which is a bit less than their typical list price.

 

There are obvious differences between technical and popular books, but hopefully B&N and others will take a cue from O'Reilly and Packt as they plan future offerings!