January 29, 2022

Nice! OverDrive Will Distribute Entire O'Reilly eBook Catalog DRM-Free

Kudos to the always experimental and forward thinking O’Reilly for going DRM-Free. Will other publishers follow O’Reilly’s lead?

From OverDrive:

OverDrive is announcing that booksellers, libraries, and schools in its global network will soon have access to DRM-free eBook titles from O’Reilly Media. The publisher’s entire eBook catalog will be available to OverDrive’s channel partners, including those in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and dozens of other territories worldwide.

“O’Reilly’s commitment to providing eBooks without DRM is fully supported in OverDrive’s Content Reserve, a marketplace that enables publishers to offer a variety of licensing models and DRM options to our channel partners,” said Karen Estrovich, manger of content sales for OverDrive. “We’re pleased to offer the O’Reilly titles to booksellers, libraries, and schools through our existing distribution systems and platforms.”

O’Reilly’s catalog of 1,500 eBooks features titles from popular technology writers, such as David Pogue, J.D. Biersdorfer, and Robin Nixon.

The launch of premium DRM-free eBooks in OverDrive’s library channel is part of ‘OverDrive WIN,’ a series of platform enhancements to streamline user experience and provide access to more content.




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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.