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Get the most from O’Reilly Books

Posted by coreycoogan on March 10, 2011

I love technical books and have purchased a fair amount from Manning, who gives a free eBook edition with their print books. I also like O’Reilly books and have purchased hard-copy books from their website in the past. Now that I have an iPad, I like the idea of having the books available to read on it, but some technical books are better suited to print. Having to flip through several pages to see a code sample can really become distracting.

I recently went to purchase some books from O’Reilly (3/9/2011) and they were having a buy 2 get 1 free deal. I tried to buy the print/eBook bundles and realized I couldn’t combine the “bundle” offer with the Buy Two promotion. Then it occurred to me that the bundle is unnecessary.

If there are any promotions happening on O’Reilly, ALWAYS take it over the bundle. NEVER take the bundle over any other promotion. The reason? Once you have a print book, you can go back to O’Reilly’s website and get the eBook for $4.99 – anytime. Now you get the bundle AND the current promotion.


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