Wiley Goes DRM-Free for 3,000 Titles to Be Sold Through O’Reilly
Wiley and O’Reilly Media Sign New Technical Title Ebook Distribution Deal
Technology publisher O’Reilly Media is pleased to announce an agreement with global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Beginning immediately, O’Reilly will become an online distributor for Wiley’s extensive technology ebook program, which includes such leading brands as Wrox, Sybex, and For Dummies®. Nine imprints in all are included in this distribution model, totaling over 3,000 individual titles.
“We are excited to share our technology titles with the O’Reilly community, which includes many leaders and innovators in that industry,” says Peter Balis, Director of Digital Business Development at Wiley. “Wiley is focused on offering products and services that enable our customers to be effective and successful in their professional lives. Our relationship with O’Reilly will broaden Wiley’s reach to the professional technology community.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Wiley,” says Pascal Honscher, O’Reilly’s General Manager for Corporate Development. “Wiley’s impressive selection of thousands of highly relevant titles, which include some of the most recognizable and trusted brands in technology publishing, will be of great interest to our audience. It’s an honor to make these Wiley books available to more readers online.”
Wiley ebooks purchased through oreilly.com are offered DRM-free and are available in multiple formats, usually including PDF, EPUB, and .MOBI. Free ebook updates are also guaranteed along with lifetime access.
This alignment of philosophies and business models is exciting to all involved.
“Partnering with another publisher, one that shares and embraces similar digital content ideals—where content is made available to customers in multiple digital formats, all without DRM—is particularly gratifying,” Honscher says.
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