Starting today, nearly 800 O’Reilly and Microsoft Press titles (which O’Reilly distributes) are available on iBookstore, with several hundred more to come in the weeks ahead. O’Reilly’s titles have been favorites among the computer, technical and developer communities. Having the titles on sale in the iBookstore makes it easier for O’Reilly customers to find, buy and read the ebooks on iPad and iPhone. As with titles purchased from O’Reilly’s own online bookstore at oreilly.com, there is no DRM on ebooks sold by O’Reilly on Apple’s iBookstore.
For now the availability is limited to the US and Canada. O’Reilly plans to eventually make its whole catalog available and in every territory with an iBookstore.
iBookstore currently does not support ebooks update. O’Reilly has included in each title information about how to upgrade your iBookstore purchase with oreilly.com for $4.99 to get access to additional DRM-free formats and free lifetime updates.