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Developers and IT Professionals to Benefit from Additional Open Source Packt Titles Available in Safari Books Online’s Digital, Subscription-Based Library

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. – February 1, 2010
Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media, and business professionals, announced today that it is adding more than 350 new titles in 2010 from Packt, an innovative, fast-growing publisher of digital books. Packt specializes in Open Source topics for developers and IT professionals, most notably jQuery, WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! All new Packt Open Source publications will be available in an online subscription library exclusively through Safari Books Online.

“Packt has been a very valuable partner for Safari Books Online,” said Mark Brokering, vice president of content strategy and acquisition, Safari Books Online. “As digital publishers they have a very different business model from traditional print publishers. This model has allowed them to document niche topics that are too narrow for larger publishers to take on profitably. And Packt’s quick-to-market editorial and production pipeline enables them to get information to users who need it very early in the lifecycle of any given technology.”

Damian Carvill, Packt’s marketing director, added, “This is an exciting partnership for Packt as Safari Books Online represents the leading channel for accessing technical books online. We believe that this exclusive affiliation will add value both to Safari Books Online’s growing list of open source content and ultimately to the huge open source community who have championed Packt books.”

About Safari Books Online
Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com) is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, Web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training. Safari Books Online offers a range of product mixes and pricing programs for organizations, government agencies and individuals. Subscribers have access to thousands of books, training videos and prepublication manuscripts in one fully searchable database from publishers like Cisco Press, Prentice Hall Professional, O’Reilly Media, Addison Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, IBM Press, Adobe Press, Sun Microsystems Press, FT Press, Wharton School Publishing, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online, please visit us online.

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