January 17, 2006
Pearson Prentice Hall Sole Representative for O'Reilly Books in the US and Canada Higher Education Markets
Sebastopol, CA--O'Reilly Media and Pearson Prentice Hall
announced today that Pearson is distributing
O'Reilly's books--in both print and electronic form--to the
U.S. and Canada higher education markets. Beginning this month,
Pearson Prentice Hall's higher education sales force will add
O'Reilly Computer Science and Information Technology titles
to their current offerings. They will also represent the selection of
O'Reilly titles available through the eTextbook service SafariX
Textbooks Online, a partnership between the Pearson Technology
Group (PTG) and O'Reilly.
"Our books are well known in the professional market,
where our pragmatic, practitioner-focused approach
has been appreciated by those in the technology trenches
for over twenty years," said CJ Rayhill, general manager
of O'Reilly's Education division. "We believe the time
is right to bring O'Reilly books into the classroom, to
better prepare Computer Science and Information Technology
students for the challenges they'll face when they complete
their studies and enter the workforce. Given Pearson's
strength in the academic market, we're very pleased
to work with them to make appropriate O'Reilly books
available to professors and their students."
"O'Reilly has an innovative and accessible approach that
has a proventrack record with practitioners and is a
natural complement to the Prentice Hall Computer Science
and Information Technology and Pearson Professional
Technology Group titles that our sales force represents,"
noted Tim Bozik, president of Pearson Prentice Hall,
the world's largest higher education publisher.
About Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education
is the global leader in educational publishing,
providing research-based print and digital programs to help
students of all ages learn at their own pace, in their own way.
While virtually all students in America learn from a Pearson
program at some point in their educational career, about
three million college students are currently pursuing their courses
online using Pearson Higher Education's products. The company
is home to such renowned publishing brands as Pearson Prentice Hall,
Pearson Longman, Pearson Scott Foresman, Pearson Digital
Learning, and Pearson Addison Wesley. Pearson Education
is part of Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the international media company.
In addition to Pearson Education, Pearson's primary operations
include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group./p>
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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