With today’s release of iPod: The Missing Manual, Seventh Edition, by J.D. Biersdorfer and David Pogue, we’re beginning the release of nearly all new (frontlist) titles as ebook bundles. SharePoint for Project Management, by Dux Raymond Sy, will be available tomorrow, and Web Security Testing Cookbook, by Paco Hope and Ben Walther, will be available next Tuesday (Oct. 14)
As with our pilot program, each bundle will include Web-optimized PDF, EPUB (for your Sony Reader or iPhone), and .mobi (for your Kindle) files. These ebook bundles will generally be available up to two weeks before the printed book is on store shelves (most of our books are also available on Safari Books Online before they’re in stores).
As always, these files are DRM-free, and customers receive free updates to reflect any published changes in the book (more info on the bundles here). There are several other ebook projects and experiments in the works that I can’t talk about just yet, but stay tuned between now and February’s TOC Conference for updates (I can say that we’ll be rolling out bundles for most of our backlist titles during that time frame).