Why are PDF/CHM-versions of many (most) tech books so hard to find? Perhaps I’ve just missed the store that sells them? Digital versions are so much more convenient – they’re always along on my laptop, and they can be searched easily. Yet even O’Reilly’s site doesn’t sell the PDF versions. Yes, there is Safari, but I don’t want to have to read them through my web browser. First, network connection is not always available (customer locations, etc.) and secondly I don’t like Safari’s pricing. I simply want to be able to buy the books I need, and have access to them at all times without a monthly fee. After all, if I buy a print book, that’s the way it works â€” except that I have to lug the physical book around.
If someone reading this knows of a web-store that has a good selection of PDF/CHM format tech books for sale (O’Reilly, Wrox, etc.), I’d like to know!