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Comment: Re:Clearly of little interest to Slashdot readers (Score 1) 59

by andrewsavikas (#26848475) Attached to: Bookworm ePub Reader Gets Boost From O'Reilly
The coverage on Wired and CNET suggests at least *some* of this audience is interested: * http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/02/bookworm-gives.html * http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10161617-1.html And while we're thrilled to get the attention, this is more about supporting an important standards-based open-source project than about generating buzz.

Comment: Re:I don't understand the allure of eBooks... (Score 1) 59

by andrewsavikas (#26848415) Attached to: Bookworm ePub Reader Gets Boost From O'Reilly
You can already buy 400+ O'Reilly books that come in an "ebook bundle" of three DRM-free formats (PDF, EPUB, and Kindle-compatible Mobipocket). Several hundred other titles (including our Head First books) are available just as PDFs. Follow the link referenced in the main story for more details and a Slashdot-discount (see the first paragraph): http://toc.oreilly.com/2009/02/bookworm-now-part-of-oreilly-labs.html

+ - David Pogue's iPhone Missing Manual now an App->

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andrewsavikas writes "David Pogue's iPhone: The Missing Manual is now available as an App in the iPhone App Store for $4.99 (the regular price will be $9.99). The App was built by Lexcycle, creators of the popular Stanza App.

Also, O'Reilly has released all of their in-print Head First books for purchase as DRM-free PDFs , along with more than 130 top titles as 'ebook bundles' that can be read on the Kindle, iPhone, Sony Reader, and more."

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Comment: Re:Paul, are you well? Update the errata! (Score 1) 64

by andrewsavikas (#18213628) Attached to: MySQL Cookbook
We're actually in the middle of a systems overhaul for errata -- to provide faster response, quicker updates to electronic versions of content (current processes are unfortunately still tied to print-based workflow triggers), and a more useful interface for viewing errata. Unfortunately, that's meant temporarily diverting attention from processing current errata submissions. We're working through the backlog, but there will likely be delays for at least a few more weeks. We do track all errata submissions, and will be processing yours shortly.

Thank you,
Andrew Savikas
Director, Digital Content and Publishing Services
O'Reilly Media, Inc.

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