Books:EBooks/Vendors

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This page is mainly a handy reference for technical eBook vendors I've researched, but may also list other information I hope may be useful to you. Our collection of ebooks is listed here.

Non-Technical

Vendor DRM-Free Daily/Weekly Deals Multiple Downloads Bookshelf [1] Watermarks Offers updated eBooks [2]
Fictionwise Some Yes [3] Yes ? ?


Technical

Vendor DRM-Free Daily/Weekly Deals Multiple Downloads Bookshelf [1] Watermarks Offers updated eBooks [2]
O'Reilly [4] Yes Yes [5] Yes Yes ? Yes
Microsoft Press Yes Yes [6] Yes Yes ? Yes
Packt Publishing Yes Occasional Yes Yes Yes No
Apress Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manning Publications Yes Yes Yes Yes [7] ? No
InformIT [8] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [9]
No Starch Press Yes ? Yes Yes ? Maybe [10]
McGraw Hill No ? ? ? ? ?
Wrox Yes [11] ? 6 [12] ? [13] ? ?
  1. 1.0 1.1 Offers an account-based service where you can download, view errata notes and other useful options related to your collection of eBooks with a particular shop
  2. 2.0 2.1 Either when a physical book is reprinted or on a schedule, the vendor makes an updated version of an eBook available to download, free of charge
  3. All newly added titles are discounted by up to 15% during the week they are added. Discounts end on the following Monday at 10 am Eastern Time (USA).
  4. Microsoft Press, No Starch Press, O'Reilly, Paraglyph Press, PC Publishing, Pragmatic Bookshelf, Rocky Nook, SitePoint, TidBITS, YoungJin
  5. Offers are rotated M-F
  6. Offers are rotated M-F
  7. It is in beta as of this writing: https://beta.manning.com/
  8. Addison-Wesley, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall, Que Publishing, SAMs Publishing
  9. Confirmed via Twitter post
  10. Only if reprinted
  11. As of March 2012
  12. I don't recall where I found this information
  13. If purchased through O'Reilly, then yes. Unsure if vendor provides own bookshelf option