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I’m thrilled to announce that Safari Books Online has officially acquired Threepress Consulting and Ibis Reader. Keith, Chuck, Jonathan and I are joining Andrew Savikas and his team, with the same goal we’ve always had: to build great digital reading experiences.

Acquisition announcements can often strain credulity when explaining why the merger of company X and company Y makes sense. This one does not require any creative writing. Both companies have a mission to provide high-quality, cross-platform access to books in a model that benefits both readers and publishers. Safari provides us with an unparalleled reserve of content, sales team, marketing savvy, and publisher relationships. We’re bringing our focus on standards, accessibility, interactivity, and emerging technology. And both Keith and I have tremendous respect for Andrew and what he’s brought to digital publishing through his roles at O’Reilly, TOC, and now Safari Books Online.

The services and software that Threepress provides — this blog, the EPUB validator,, and others — will remain available for some time. If they do transition we’ll ensure that it’s smooth and non-disruptive.


When I started Threepress in 2008 I knew next to nothing about running a business. We would have had no success at all without kindness and support from many, many people (some of whom I have still yet to meet in person!) Our sincerest thanks to our clients, friends, and colleagues, most especially Adam, Brady, Brian, Colin, Dan, Elizabeth, Kat, Ned, Peter, Rupert, Tara, and Tom.

Announcement on the Safari blog


16 Responses to “Threepress and Ibis Reader join Safari Books Online”

  1. Denis Saulnier

    Wow – congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys have been an outstanding partner for Harvard Business Publishing. We’re sad to lose you but really excited for your new adventure. Best of luck.

  2. Kirk Biglione

    Congratulations! This couldn’t happen to a better group of people. I’m excited for you both personally and as a Safari subscriber.

  3. Kevin Franco

    That’s great news!! Congratulations, so excited for you and your team Liza. It was a pleasure working with you and Threepress the past two years – Safari is lucky (and very smart) to have acquired you.

  4. bowerbird

    liza said:
    > I’m thrilled to announce that
    > Safari Books Online
    > has officially acquired
    > Threepress Consulting
    > and Ibis Reader

    sounds like a perfect match.

    you truly deserve each other.


  5. K

    Wait – WAIT!! I just found you after going through the inDesign Epub course on Lynda – and you’re going away? Disappearing? No more blog from which I can learn something?

    Oh. phooey. big time.

  6. Liza Daly

    K, we will absolutely continue to blog and post articles on EPUB and related technologies. In fact, we’ve got some posts in the queue already! Stay tuned!

  7. Frank Lowney

    Glad to hear that this blog will continue so here’s a request. Anticipating the emergence of eReaders that purport to fully support ePub 3, wouldn’t it be nice to have a reference eBook that one could use to test the rendering of these new eReaders. A compliment to the ePub validator if you will.

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