Elsevier deal with O'Reilly on academic books

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Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and technology publisher O'Reilly Media, have announced that O'Reilly will distribute many of Elsevier's academic, research-focused ebooks.  

This expands the depth of ebooks available from O’Reilly in areas such as computer security and networking, and includes leading imprints such as Morgan Kaufmann, Syngress, Academic Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, Newnes and Elsevier with more than 1,200 individual titles.

'The consumer ebook market is an emerging and changing one and we want to offer customers as many choices as possible,' said Suzanne BeDell, managing director of Elsevier’s Science and Technology Books. 'O’Reilly has a strong presence in the consumer market and provides us with a great opportunity to offer titles to many who might not otherwise see our content – all in a DRM-free format. That’s a win for both companies.'

Elsevier ebooks purchased through www.oreilly.com are offered DRM-free and are available in multiple formats, including PDF, EPUB, and .MOBI. Free ebook updates are also guaranteed, along with lifetime access.

'We're honoured to be working with Elsevier,' said Pascal Honscher, O'Reilly's general manager for corporate development. 'Elsevier’s impressive selection of titles includes some of the most trusted imprints in tech publishing. Their reputation within the scientific community is unparalleled and the quality of their content is superb.'