Over the last year I have read and reviewed a lot of books by Packt Publishing, and I wanted to share one of the reasons (aside from the awesome books) why I have chosen to work with Packt Publishing.
Packt Open Source Project Royalty Scheme Packt believes in Open Source. When we sell a book written on an Open Source project, we pay a royalty directly to that project. As a result of purchasing one of our Open Source books, Packt will have given some of the money received to the Open Source project. In the long term, we see ourselves and yourselves, as customers and readers of our books, as part of the Open Source ecosystem, providing sustainable revenue for the projects we publish on. Our aim at Packt is to establish publishing royalties as an essential part of the service and support business model that sustains Open Source.
It's this kind of commitment from a publisher that really separates the wheat form the chaff. I feel good when I read a book that is written by Packt because I know that I am, at least in some part, giving back to a community that has given so much to us.