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Any ETA on offering the full catalog for purchasing in PDF format?

Hey. Just wondered if you can give an ETA on offering the full catalog for purchasing in PDF format? There are several books I want to buy, but I want them in PDF format. I've become spoilt by those that you do offer as PDFs and even rebought some of the books I own in dead tree format for the convenience. So come on O'Reilly, what about it?
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    Hello,

    We're in the process of converting several hundred of our backlist to PDF format, as well as new books as they come out. Our internal production group handles all the conversions, and they have to balance this task with the timely release of new print books. We also have to take into account the concerns of some authors who are worried that release of their books into PDF will undermine sales of their print books. While I think there is much more to be gained by a proliferation of digital formats, this is new territory and we need to address the concerns of our authors. But our goal is to release as many books into digital format that we can, and more are on the way.
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    Thanks for your answer. So will more and more PDF titles be added as they are converted? Could you make a filter on your web page so only PDFs are listed? That would be a great help. I don't get why authors care if their books are sold as PDFs or in dead tree format. I would think that the fact that the dramatically lowered productions costs for PDFs, once converted, would offset the lower price? Anyway, keep up the good work!
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  • Yes, we're adding new pdfs every week. And yes, we do have a list, but it may not be exactly what you're looking for. Our complete book list at http://www.oreilly.com/store/complete... has a column for "PDF." If a book is in PDF format, an icon will appear.

    I hope this helps, and thanks for your interest in our PDFs.
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