Microsoft/O'Reilly Alliance Means DRM-free Ebooks Coming from MS Press

Full details are in Tim’s post on the Radar blog (and in the Press Release and in the statement from Microsoft ), but thought one part of this deal worth calling out specifically here:

I’m particularly excited that as part of this agreement, Microsoft has committed to make its ebooks DRM-free and device-independent. One of our goals at O’Reilly has been to make sure that ebook customers can read them on any device, and have the ability to keep using them even if they change their preferred device. Having Microsoft Press join us in this commitment is a big step forward towards an open ebook market.

We begin transitioning distribution (including digital) in December, which means there will be lots to show and tell at February’s TOC Conference.

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