Elsevier Offers DRM-Free Ebook-Bundling Through BitLit
Elsevier has become the latest publisher to partner with Vancouver start-up BitLit to offer discounted ebook editions of a part of its book catalog.
“And one of the exciting things is that Elsevier is going DRM-free on the bundling,” BitLit co-founder Peter Hudson (pictured) tells The Bookseller. “Not even watermarking. So Elsevier becomes one of the big three technical publishers we have on board,” he says, the other two being O’Reilly Media and Packt Publishing. “They’ve all gone DRM-free.”
Elsevier’s new partnership means that the company is offering some 5,000 of its science and technology ebooks to BitLit users who have previously bought print editions of those titles. No receipt or point-of-sale record is needed.
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