Safari Books Includes Select Wiley Titles
SafariÂ® Books Online (http://www.safaribooksonline.com), the leading on-demand electronic reference and learning platform and a joint venture of O'Reilly Media Inc. and Pearson Technology Group, today announced an agreement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. to include selected Wiley business and technology titles in the Safari Books Online Library. With this new agreement, Safari's institutional, corporate and B2C customers will gain access to authoritative content from Wiley's best-selling authors and branded imprints, making Safari Books Online the only online service where users can search across content from all four top technology publishers.
The first Wiley titles are scheduled to appear on Safari Books Online in December 2007. Among the titles to be added to the Safari service are titles from the For Dummies series, the comprehensive Bible series of computer titles, and best-sellers and proven key references in the business category. Technology titles include "Office 2007 For Dummies" and "Microsoft Sharepoint 2007 For Dummies," the "Actionscript 3.0 Bible" and "Excel 2007 Bible," "Effective Methods for Software Testing" and "Breakthrough IT: Supercharging Organizational Value through Technology." Top titles in business range from "Price Waterhouse Coopers 2008 Guide to Tax and Financial Planning" to the "Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide," "Mastering Virtual Teams" and "Accounting Best Practices, 5th Ed." Fifteen titles appearing in the Safari digital library are slated for print publication over the next three months.
The Wiley collection in Safari Books Online will complement Safari's developer content as well as bolster product management and frequently searched business topics. Safari's exclusive database now includes fully searchable, trusted technical and training content from all four top technology publishers in the market today. Pearson, John Wiley & Sons, O'Reilly Media and Microsoft Press represent over 85 percent of the computer books sold at retail in the U.S., according to Nielsen Bookscan figures.
"Safari Books Online, an increasingly popular on-demand reference library, is an excellent channel partner for us and will ensure enterprise and individual access to Wiley titles globally," said Kristin Kliemann, VP & Director, Global Rights of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
"Wiley is one of the most acclaimed and respected publishers in the industry and our association brings top technology and business titles, such as some of the popular For Dummies series, to our subscribers," said Jeff Patterson, CEO of Safari Books Online. "The addition of Wiley to Safari's growing list of top publishers, coupled with Safari's popular user experience, will enable us to strengthen our position as a premier business and technology content provider."
About Wiley: Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has been a valued source of information and understanding for 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Our core businesses include scientific, technical, and medical journals; encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. Wiley is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.
About Safari Books Online: Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), founded in 2001 as a joint venture of pre-eminent technology publishers O'Reilly Media Inc. and Pearson Technology Group, is the leading on-demand reference and learning platform delivering expert content from the world's thought-leaders in business and technology innovation. Safari offers the combined collections of O'Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley, Peachpit Press, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Sun Microsystems Press, Wharton School Publishing, Microsoft Press, lynda.com and many more top publishers in one fully searchable database. IT professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training. Thousands of books, manuscripts, short topics, articles and instructional video are available from expert authors, innovators and thought leaders. Safari as an essential, always-on business tool is fast changing the way corporate, academic and training organizations access information and enables increasingly mobile workforces to get technical and business reference resources anytime and from anywhere. Safari offers a range of B2B product mixes and pricing programs for every sized organization and a B2C product option for individual users.