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Safari Books Online celebrates 10 years of trailblazing in an industry that bet on the online content space well before it turned out to be sexy and in demand. September, 2001, was the month and year that Safari Books Online began supplying digital book content over the Internet to technical and business professionals. Originally the result of a partnership between publishers O’Reilly Media and Pearson, Safari Books Online soon branched out to other publishers to keep expanding its on demand digital library and learning resource.

Ten years later, Safari Books Online is the leading on-demand digital library with thousands of books, videos and interactive learning tools for technology, digital media, creative and business professionals.

In 2001, there were a few hundred titles in the Safari Books Online library…today there are over 16,000 books, training videos and prepublication manuscripts with content from more than 100 publishers such as Cisco Press, Prentice Hall Professional, Wrox, O’Reilly Media, Microsoft Press and Peachpit Press. Safari Books Online has spent 10 years making sure users can get the information they want in the fastest manner possible so that learning is self-directed and dynamic for each individual.

That’s our story in a nutshell. Now it’s your turn – if you don’t mind!

Because we’re celebrating  our 10th birthday, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to ask you to tell your story.  We’d love to hear your thoughts about and experience with Safari Books Online. How long you’ve been a subscriber. Why you chose us in the first place. How it helps you in your daily work or with your projects. And, please don’t feel like you can’t offer constructive criticism because we are open to hearing that as well. In fact, honest, candid feedback from our subscribers is the reason Safari Books Online is what it is today.

Anyway, if you wouldn’t mind sharing your story with us, we’d really appreciate it. You can post a comment in the comment section of this blog post or you could create a YouTube video talking about your experience with Safari Books Online (then add the link to the video in the comment section of this blog post).

Many thanks!

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3 Responses to “September 2011 – Safari Books Online Turns 10 Years Old”

  1. Adrian Castro

    I´ve been having this service for almost three years I think, and it´s been very helpful for me, even when I just have the most basic plan. I decided to subscribe when I was going to spent like 300 usd on some books I needed, but it´s when I discovered Safari and noticed it was going to be cheaper and more convenient because of having access to a lot of great content. I just wish to have more time to read more of the books you publish on the next ten years.
    Congratulations for this first ten years!!!

  2. Anonymous

    Happy 10 year anniversary! I have been a full library subscriber for almost two years now. The value is incredible. I work on so many projects and need to learn new technologies on the fly often. Safari Books Online makes it easy for me to do so. There’s also a lot of good business and economics reads hiding in there. Just used my tokens to download Extreme Money by Satyajit Das. If only other publishers would follow your lead and subscription model the world would be a better place. Thank you.