[RndTbl] Fwd: O'Reilly online shop no longer selling individual books and videos

Hartmut W Sager hwsager at marityme.net
Wed Jun 28 20:21:50 CDT 2017

Thanks for the enlightenment, especially all the marketplace details.  (One
private reply already straightened me out on the Safari matter.)

Hartmut W Sager - Tel +1-204-339-8331, +1-204-515-1701, +1-204-515-1700,

On 28 June 2017 at 20:04, Adam Thompson <athompso at athompso.net> wrote:

> ORA (O'Reilly & Associates) Safari is their online eBook all-you-can-read
> subscription service which includes every ORA book and quite a lot of
> others as well.
> I believe it predates the Apple Safari browser.
> Safari subscriptions are obviously healthy enough, and individual book
> sales weak enough, that they figure it's not worth maintaining a retail
> storefront anymore.
> Although there's no mention that I saw either way, I would assume you can
> continue to purchase ORA books like every other book, though booksellers
> (including Amazon, of course).
> Based on what I've heard from other publishers, Amazon - which likely
> represents the bulk of their print sales nowadays - punishes publishers who
> compete directly with Amazon, especially those that discount their books
> even further. ORA didn't discount further, but did offer the eBook with the
> print edition.
> So they decided to go back to their roots as a publisher, plus a
> subscription service. It's their right to change things. Although I do wish
> *something* would stay the same these days. Something good, I mean -
> government incompetence and inefficiency seems to be a constant even though
> I wish that would change!
> -Adam
> On June 28, 2017 7:22:21 PM CDT, Hartmut W Sager <hwsager at marityme.net>
> wrote:
>> Huh???  I am stunned!  And, it's "as of today".  No prior notice?  What
>> happened there so suddenly?
>> I am also somewhat confused by the alternative ways of buying O'Reilly
>> books.  I don't know what this Safari thing is all about for buying books -
>> I thought Safari is an alternate browser.
>> Hartmut W Sager - Tel +1-204-339-8331 <(204)%20339-8331>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: O'Reilly Media <oreilly at post.oreilly.com>
>> Date: 28 June 2017 at 17:57
>> Subject: Changes to the O'Reilly shop
>> To: hwsager at marityme.net
>> [image: And important things about your O'Reilly account]
>> Hartmut W,
>> Things are changing at the O'Reilly online shop—as of today, we are no
>> longer selling individual books and videos via shop.oreilly.com
>> <http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1zgfkjioneh7iokn0pr9j4vufbndd548d8vlvbg38>.
>> Of course, we'll continue to publish books and videos on the topics you
>> need to know, like data science, product management, and leadership—and
>> you'll still be able to buy them at Amazon and other retailers. And these
>> important things about your O'Reilly account are staying exactly the same:
>>    - You'll still have access to every ebook and video listed in "Your
>>    Products" on your O'Reilly account page.
>>    - We'll alert you when those products are updated, and you can
>>    download the revised version from the "Your Products" page.
>>    - You can still send the O'Reilly ebooks you've purchased to Dropbox
>>    and/or Google Drive.
>> Of course, *every O'Reilly book and video (including O'Reilly conference
>> sessions) is available instantly on Safari*, plus:
>> "Safari turbo-charged my learning. Instead of limiting myself to a few
>> good books a year, I now have access to a dream library." – Arthur
>> Burkhardt, Digital Analytics Consultant, Accenture
>>    - *thousands more* from other great publishers like Packt, Pearson,
>>    and Wiley
>>    - *early access* to upcoming O'Reilly books
>>    - *training* in TensorFlow, Python, JavaScript, and more—delivered
>>    live, online, by real experts in real time, and only available on Safari
>>    - *on-demand Learning Paths* on data science, people management,
>>    design thinking, etc.
>> "Safari turbo-charged my learning. Instead of limiting myself to a few
>> good books a year, I now have access to a dream library." – Arthur
>> Burkhardt, Digital Analytics Consultant, Accenture
>> If you like Spotify and Netflix, you'll love Safari (1.8 million people
>> already do)! And for the cost of seven books a year, you'll have access to
>> the *entire* O'Reilly catalog. *Sign up for an annual membership
>> today—for one week only, we'll throw in a $100 Amazon gift card* to
>> spend on whatever you want. And Safari membership has a 14-day money-back
>> guarantee, so what do you have to lose?
>> <http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1znvuii7aq6st99cl687k3p8bldslk2qj3npnl36o>
>> O'Reilly reserves the right to cancel fulfillment of this promotion in
>> the event of a participant's apparent fraud, violation of law, or
>> cancellation of membership. Void where prohibited. Gift card will be issued
>> via email after 30 days' continuous membership. This offer is not
>> transferable and does not apply to current Safari members, multi-user, or
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