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O'Reilly Discounts Every eBook By 50% 108

destinyland writes "O'Reilly and Associates just announced that they're offering a 50% discount on every ebook they publish for Cyber Monday. Use the code CYBERDAY when checking out to claim the discount (which expires at midnight). Amazon has also discounted their Kindle Fire tablets to just $129. Due to a production snafu, they've already sold out of the new Kindle Paperwhite, and won't be able to ship any more until December 21"
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O'Reilly Discounts Every eBook By 50%

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  • news? ad? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by C0R1D4N ( 970153 ) on Monday November 26, 2012 @11:17AM (#42093957)
    Why is this here?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 26, 2012 @11:26AM (#42094049)

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  • Re:Meh (Score:5, Insightful)

    by stretch0611 ( 603238 ) on Monday November 26, 2012 @11:42AM (#42094175) Journal

    Pirate Bay discounts every eBook by 100%.

    And if we all bought from Pirate Bay, eventually there would no longer be any more quality ebooks.

    O'Reilly is a decent publisher. Many of there books are well organized and are worth the money. And unlike the f-ing RIAA/MPAA, their products are DRM-Free. They let you copy it to any device you want; they will even put it directly into your dropbox folder if you would like them to.

    Many people who pirate content claim that "if they had the money..." or "if they let me use it on ZZZ device..." Well now is your chance. Everything is on sale, and they do let you use it on any device that can read it Put up or shut up.

    For the record, I own about 25 O'Reilly ebooks. I even own a bunch more older titles but I stopped buying printed tech books because I find dropbox and pdfs on my tablet much easier than a broken bookcase and lugging printed material around. (Though I will add the files to my dropbox account manually instead of storing my credentials on their server.)

  • by vlm ( 69642 ) on Monday November 26, 2012 @11:54AM (#42094297)

    The DRM one has to discount by 80% to get sales, the non-DRM one only has to discount by 50% to get sales.
    Interesting. That would imply DRM impairs demand, shoving the price lower by about 30%. That's a lot of profit amazon is leaving on the table apparently by demanding pointless DRM.

  • by Hawke ( 1719 ) <> on Monday November 26, 2012 @01:24PM (#42095299) Homepage Journal
    You posted this in reply to an O'Reilly promotion. You know, the one company who's ebook format is "unencrypted PDF". That one. The one company that CAN NOT take your book away. Where the book won't change unless you want it to. Where you can keep it on your own HD for as long as you can and no one will even know.

    That company.

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