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Re^3: PBP in German out of print - solutions?

by wazoox (Prior)
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As I understand it, O'Reilly ceased publishing true eBooks, only the "Safari" online version seems to be available. I don't understand how they're working really; closed doors in 2008, and since then none of the many French O'Reilly books are available, in any form.Not even eBooks (which they must have the rights for, and the files somewhere). Go figure...
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Re^4: PBP in German out of print - solutions?
by Laurent_R (Canon) on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
    A few months ago, a friend of mine and I tried to ask O'Reilly Media whether it would be possible to publish the French Perl/TK O'Reilly book (out of print) for free on a developer community Web site. O'Reilly answered that they would not mind, but that we would first need to obtain the agreement from the author and from the translator. We haven't been able to get an answer from the translator so far. (It's a pity, since I know personally the translators of all the French O'Reilly books related to Perl, except for that particular book.)

    So we haven't been successful yet, but it seems to show that it might be possible.

    @ LanX: you might want to try to contact O'Reilly Media (especially if you happen to know how to contact the translator of the German PBP).

      Thanks Laurent, that's indeed interesting.

      But I have no intention to reduce the revenues of anybody, the company I'm working for can afford buying books, IF they are sold.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
      Je suis Charlie!

        I appreciate this.

        My only point was really to say that O'Reilly Media seems to be pretty open to make freely available their books that they no longer have in print and have no intention of printing again. They just need to make sure that their authors and translators also agree with such arrangements.

        And my guess is that a book that is out of print no longer makes any revenues to its author(s) and translator(s).

        And, of course, my personal take was to make my book on Perl 6 available for free (in e-format) from the very beginning, because wide circulation and availability was more important to me than financial revenues (and I am very happy that O'Reilly accepted this view). But obviously, I can understand that other authors don't have the same view on this.

Re^4: PBP in German out of print - solutions?
by LanX (Sage) on Sep 13, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
    Well they do now publish ebooks, they even offer a "O'Reilly-Plus" membership for 10€ per year which allows to download DRM free PDF copies for up to 10 printed books one acquired.

    I'll try to call them in the next days.

    > closed doors in 2008,

    Désolé! :-/

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Je suis Charlie!

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