With the new service, readers can get early access to time-sensitive topics and technologies before the official publication.
Available exclusively through Pearson, Early Edition multi-format eBooks (PDF, ePUB, and MOBI) have been through preliminary stages of editing and technical review, but content and presentation are not yet final.
By purchasing an Early Edition, customers automatically will receive an updated, official edition of the multi-format eBook when it is available. The announcement was made Wednesday, Sept. 26.
According to Pearson, these Early Edition titles share a focus on hot emerging technologies. The first set includes: The Core iOS 6 Developer’s Cookbook by Erica Sadun, Learning Objective-C 2.0 by Robert Clair, and Programming in Objective-C, 5th Edition by Stephen Kochan.
An Early Edition title typically becomes available 60-90 days prior to a book’s publication. For more information about the Early Edition iOS 6 titles, you can visit informit.com/ios6.
“Developers can’t wait for the right answers, especially from amazing teachers and trainers like Erica Sadun, Stephen Kochan, and Robert Clair,” said Paul Boger, publisher of Pearson Technology Group. “We want our customers to gain expertise as soon as the experts do. With Early Editions, they can.”
Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), an international media company. Pearson’s other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.