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Please show titles as videos OR books

Could you please indicate on the front page, and elsewhere, whether the item in question is a book or a video. I have no interest in videos, and it's fairly annoying when I click on a title only to find out it's a video.
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  • Hi osa,

    Thank you for your feedback, and I'm sorry for the frustration.

    Most of our video product images are distinguished from book covers with a grey or black bar across the bottom that says "Video". So, anywhere you see a cover, it should be pretty clear. For example:

    Developing Android Applications with Java, Part 2 Great Java Cross-Platform Mobile Development with PhoneGap

    Of course, in a text list of books and videos, this doesn't really help, so it's something we should think about. On pages like New and Upcoming you can hover over a title to bring up a quick view that includes the image and description.

    Also, we're working on updates to the site and we plan to include images in more of the places that we list products, so I hope that will be helpful.

    Thanks again for sharing your thoughts about this.


    Rachel James
    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
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  • Thanks for your answer. I would like to see it without having to hover over a title. Having to hover over every title to see if it's a video or a book is not very user-friendly. And you can't even hover over the "New Books & Videos" and "Upcoming Books & Videos" on the front page to get any info. Couldn't you simply separate books and videos, instead of lumping them together?
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