ENTRIES TAGGED "PDF"

Amazon Dropping Non-Amazon Ebook Formats (Sort of)

Via Publishers Weekly, Amazon announced Monday it will stop offering ebooks in formats other than Kindle and Mobipocket: In the future, the online retailer says it plans to offer only e-books in the Kindle format (for wireless download to its Kindle reading device) and the Mobipocket format, both of which are owned by Amazon. A contact at Amazon has…

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Format Comparison: PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Downloads from Ebook Bundles

We've been selling PDFs of our books on oreilly.com for several years, but this summer began selling "ebook bundles" of many titles, which include PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket versions. Here's some weekly data (I can't share the vertical scale) on the relative breakdown of actual downloads from those bundles (PDF, Mobi, and EPUB are Light, Medium, and Dark respectively). PDF…

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O'Reilly Ebooks: 130 Top Titles Now Available, Plus an iPhone App and Head First PDFs

While there will always be a demand for printed books, few of those books will have a life entirely disconnected from the wider digital Web. In that sense, all publishing is becoming digital publishing, and all writing is writing for the Web. That's a big shift, and it will take time for the existing players to make the transition (and…

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[TOC Webcast] Tomorrow: What Publishers Need to Know About Digitization

Tools of Change for Publishing will host a free webcast tomorrow at 1 p.m. eastern (10 a.m. pacific). Digitization expert Liza Daly will discuss "What Publishers Need to Know About Digitization." No prior experience is assumed in this overview of the conversion process. Topics will include: What's XML and do you need it? What's the cost-benefit analysis versus PDF…

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First Frontlist O'Reilly Ebook Bundle (Including EPUB) Now Available

iPod: The Missing Manual, seventh editionWith 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)

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How to Read any Type of Document on the Kindle (Almost)

With a little work and help from some undocumented features, it's possible to read PDFs with their native layout on the Kindle.

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Tech Publisher Asks "Are Ebooks Ready for Technical Content?"

Dave Thomas from the Pragmatic Programmers is mulling whether to make their books available on the Kindle, and encountering many of the same issues we faced here at O'Reilly regarding technical content and the limitations of current ebook devices: In fact, we've had a prototype form of that capability for a while now, but we've always held back. Frankly,…

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Tor.com Woos Sci-Fi Fans with Free Ebooks

Taking a page from the Baen playbook, Tor.com, a division of Macmillan, is giving away 24 science fiction ebook titles through July 27. The ebooks are available in PDF, HTML and Mobi formats. (Via News.com) Cory Doctorow: "Science Fiction is the Only Literature People Care Enough About to Steal on the Internet." Free Ebooks with Embedded Ads Via Scribd-Lulu…

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30 O'Reilly Titles Now Available as Ebook Bundles; Many In Kindle Store Later Today

O'Reilly has released 30 titles as DRM-free downloadable ebook bundles. The bundles include three ebook formats (EPUB, PDF, and Kindle-compatible Mobipocket) for a single price — at or below the book's cover price.

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Select O'Reilly Books Soon on Kindle, and as DRM-free Digital Bundles (Including EPUB)

Official word on O'Reilly's upcoming ebook initiatives.

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