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O'Reilly to Handle Distribution for Fellow Computer Book Publishers

December 2, 2003

Sebastopol, CA--O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., the largest independent publisher of computer books, announced that it is providing distribution, sales, and fulfillment services for three other leading independent publishers--No Starch Press, Paraglyph Press, and Syngress Publishing--starting January 1, 2004. O'Reilly will handle retail and direct sales, warehousing, and shipping, as well as provide direct marketing and PR support.

"This partnership goes beyond a standard distribution agreement," said Laura Baldwin, O'Reilly's COO. "We're committed to getting our partners' books the attention they deserve, both in bookstores and throughout the technology community. To that end, we'll be including their titles in our grassroots marketing efforts. This is a true collaboration between like-minded companies. Our books are complementary, and our publishing philosophies are aligned."

Founder and president Tim O'Reilly adds, "In the past few years, the technology bust and worldwide recession have tested all independent computer book publishers. Now the market is poised for growth. I'm convinced that we're on the brink of a huge wave of innovation that will expand the market for good technology information. And I'm pleased that we'll be working with our new partners to meet that need."

About No Starch Press
Since 1994, No Starch Press has published unique books on computing, with a focus on Open Source, security, hacking, web development, programming, gaming, and alternative operating systems. Founder Bill Pollock says, "Our titles have personality, our authors are passionate, and our goal is to make computing accessible to everyone."
Contact: Leigh Sacks, 415-863-9900, leigh@nostarch.com

About Paraglyph Press
Paraglyph Press was formed in 2002 by industry veterans Keith Weiskamp and Jeff Duntemann, the original founders of Coriolis. Paraglyph Press is built on the successful formula the two used to build Coriolis into a multimillion-dollar publisher of the best-selling Exam Cram books and several well-known series such as Black Books, Little Black Books, f/x and design and In Depth. The mission of Paraglyph is to publish unique and high-level technology books for both general audiences and experienced technology users. Their list includes titles focused on game development, programming, operating systems, Mac technologies, wireless computing and networking, and Web design.
Contact: Steve Sayre, 602-749-8787, ssayre@paraglyphpress.com

About Syngress Publishing
Syngress Publishing is an independent publisher of print and electronic reference materials for Information Technology professionals seeking skill enhancement and career advancement. Syngress titles have been translated into 20 languages and have sold more than 1,500,000 copies since the company was launched in 1997. Its titles are distributed throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and the U.S. and Canada. Co-founder Amy Pedersen says, "Security specialists rely on Syngress books for outstanding coverage of security topics, while administrators find Syngress study guides reliable sources for all their certification needs. And our pioneering customer support program, solutions@syngress.com, extends the value of every Syngress title with regular information updates."
Contact: Amy Pedersen, 781-681-5151 x12, amy@syngress.com

About O’Reilly

O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

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