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Meet the winners of TOC's Startup Showcase, Pt 1: Paperight

By Dan Eldridge
February 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

For those of you who either weren’t there or don’t happen to be familiar with it, the Startup Showcase that took place during last week’s Tools of Change (TOC) Conference in New York was something of a mini-entrepreneurial competition between 10 different publishing-related [...]

Buy Once, Sync Anywhere: Could it really be that simple?

By libertyc
December 4, 2012 // 1 Comment

The UK-based startup known as ValoBox has been in business for a little over a month now—it launched just a few days before Halloween of this year. To explain the basics of the company’s business model in layman’s terms, it essentially offers two different digital reading services [...]

O'Reilly offers 50 percent discount on top e-books

By Cara Gavin
August 14, 2012 // 1 Comment

[From Make Use Of] O’Reilly, a top technology publisher, is offering a 50 percent discount on its top-performing, five-star e-book titles for just a couple more days. This deal expires on August 16 at 11:59 p.m., so you better act quick. Make sure to use the discount code WK5STAR to receive [...]

O’Reilly adds Dropbox sync feature to its e-book store

By libertyc
June 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

We already knew it was possible to use Dropbox to host your Calibre library, or to load e-books onto any e-reader app on your iPad. But O’Reilly is going just a bit further with its own Dropbox integration feature: it is providing a way to link Dropbox to your O’Reilly account so that any [...]

O’Reilly e-books, videos 50% off to observe Day Against DRM

By libertyc
May 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

In honor of May 4th, the Day Against DRM, all O’Reilly, No Starch, and Rocky Nook e-books are 50% off today only. (And, needless to say, they’re multiformat and DRM-free.) Enter the coupon code DRMFREE at the checkout to take advantage of this opportunity. No matter your feelings about DRM, [...]

PDF is most popular format, PC is most popular reader for O’Reilly e-book customers

By libertyc
March 23, 2012 // 5 Comments

O’Reilly TOC general manager and occasional TeleRead contributor Joe Wilkert has a piece up on O’Reilly Radar looking at a survey O’Reilly recently conducted of its e-book customers, asking on what devices and in which formats they planned to do most of their e-book reading. Wilkert reports [...]

Mike Shatzkin realizes direct e-book sales can lead to market fragmentation

By libertyc
July 29, 2011 // 3 Comments

Sometimes it can be fun to watch expert prognosticators go back and recount the mistakes they have made. Mike Shatzkin has a post like that, focusing on two predictions he made that, in retrospect, turned out not to be valid. Shatzkin got into e-books at about the same time and in the same way I [...]

O’Reilly publishes unfinished book, plans to raise price as it nears completion

By Chris Walters
July 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

O’Reilly Media is experimenting with a new publishing model for Todd Sattersten’s book “Every Book Is a Startup,” releasing it now as an ebook even though it’s not complete. Right now the book is $5 for the first two chapters, with all future chapters promised as free [...]

Free webcast tomorrow from O’Reilly: What traditional publishers can learn from self-publishers

By libertyc
June 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the O’Reilly site: Presented by: Mark Coker, Chad Jennings, Pete Nikolai, Bob Young Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free The lines between traditional and self-publishing is blurring. In fact, some traditional publishers are launching their own self-publishing imprints. [...]

DRM-Free eBooks from O’Reilly to Be Distributed Via OverDrive’s Global Network

By libertyc
June 21, 2011 // 2 Comments

From the press release: OverDrive announced today that booksellers, libraries, and schools in its global network will soon have access to DRM-free eBook titles from O’Reilly Media. The publisher’s entire eBook catalog will be available to OverDrive’s channel partners, including those in the [...]

New series of webcasts from Tools of Change

By libertyc
May 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Received the following email from O’Reilly and thought it would be of interest: We’re starting a series of TOC webcasts that I hope you’ll share with your readers. They start next week, andJoe wikert just announced them [...]

Publishing industry efforts for Japan relief

By libertyc
March 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the Digital Book World site (blockquotes omitted): This Wednesday, F+W Media will join the efforts of the international publishing community providing assistance to Japan in the wake of the tsunami. Pledging a donation through the American Red Cross, the company will donate 50% of all profits [...]

O’Reilly holds half-off sale to aid Japan

By libertyc
March 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Technical publisher O’Reilly is having an e-book sale today to benefit Japan. All of the publisher’s books are on sale for 50% off, and O’Reilly will be donating all revenues, less author royalties, to the Japanese Red Cross Society. If you’re actually donating money directly, I’ve been [...]

Ebooks represent 88% of O’Reilly unit sales

By libertyc
February 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

From O’Reilly’s 2010 State of the Computer Book Market: This shows the percentage of sales on oreilly.com during 2010 for Books, Ebooks, and Video. These are big three content types with much of the same content. The ebooks are just digital versions of our print products. So the big, [...]

Editor’s Pick of the Week: Tools of Change edition

By libertyc
February 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Tools of Change: Workship – designing iPad apps Tools of Change: Workshop – Financial Modeling for Digital Products Tools of Change: Plenary – Context first: A unified field theory of publishing Tools of Change: Plenary – the cloud makes global local Tools of Change: Ereading survey [...]

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