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About The Company

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Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt pays a royalty on relevant books directly to open source projects. These projects have received over $400,000 as part of Packt’s Open Source Royalty Scheme to date.

Our books focus on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows us to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

With over 1000 books published, Packt now offers a subscription service. This app and a PacktLib subscription now makes finding the information you need easier than ever before.


PacktLib is Packt's online digital book library. Launched in August 2010, it allows you to access and search almost 100,000 pages of book content, to find the solutions you need.

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Packt Open Source Project Royalty Scheme

As part of the Open Source community, Packt aims to help sustain the projects which it publishes books on. When we sell a book written on an Open Source project, we pay a royalty to that project. Open Source projects have received over $400,000 through this scheme to date.

Packt Facts

  • Packt’s eBooks are free from DRM, and can be copied, pasted, printed, and opened on any tablet or eReader
  • Packt's URL,, is an amalgamation of the words "Packt and Publishing."
  • Packt has published almost 1000 books
  • Packt has donated over $400,000 to Open Source projects