Elsevier and O'Reilly Media Sign New Ebook Distribution Deal

Industry-leading Elsevier imprints Morgan Kaufmann, Syngress, Academic Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, Newnes now available on oreilly.com

Waltham, MA, April 16, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and technology publisher O'Reilly Media today announced that O'Reilly will distribute many of Elsevier's academic, research-focused ebooks. This expands the depth of ebooks available from O'Reilly in areas such as computer security and networking, and includes leading imprints such as Morgan Kaufmann, Syngress, Academic Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, Newnes and Elsevier with more than 1,200 individual titles.

“The consumer ebook market is an emerging and changing one and we want to offer customers as many choices as possible,” stated Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of Elsevier’s Science & Technology Books. “O’Reilly has a strong presence in the consumer market and provides us with a great opportunity to offer titles to many who might not otherwise see our content – all in a DRM-free format. That’s a win for both companies.”

Elsevier ebooks purchased through oreilly.com are offered DRM-free and are available in multiple formats, including PDF, EPUB, and .MOBI. Free ebook updates are also guaranteed, along with lifetime access.

"We're honored to be working with Elsevier," said Pascal Honscher, O'Reilly's General Manager for Corporate Development. "Elsevier’s impressive selection of titles includes some of the most trusted imprints in tech publishing. Their reputation within the scientific community is unparalleled and the quality of their content is superb."

“The alignment of digital content philosophies is an important part of the mix. Working with a publisher that shares and embraces similar ideals is particularly gratifying," Honscher continued. "We're thrilled to offer Elsevier's ebooks to readers already gathered within the O'Reilly community."

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Notes for Editors
For more information or to request an interview, please contact Sara Peyton at peyton@oreilly.com. Books are available to credentialed journalists upon request; contact Michelle McMahon at +1 781 663 2268 or m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com to request a review copy or to schedule an interview with an author.

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About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics to professionals and business customers, in a wide range of industries. www.elsevier.com

Media contacts
Michelle McMahon
Publicity Manager, Science & Technology Books
Elsevier
+1 781 663 2268
m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com

Sara Peyton
O’Reilly Media
peyton@oreilly.com