[DLSLUG-Discuss] Over 200 Apress Titles Now Available on Kindle; All by End of 2008

Apress Press Release newsletters at apress.com
Tue Sep 16 12:04:14 EDT 2008

Over 200 Apress Titles Now Available on Kindle; All by End of 2008

Berkeley, CA—Tuesday 16th September 2008—Technology publisher Apress  
today announced that over 200 Apress books are now available direct  
from the Kindle Store as Kindle Editions and that it is committed to  
making its entire catalog available on Kindle by the end of 2008.

Apress has long supported the needs of its professional IT developer  
audience, by making its entire list of published books available as  
eBooks since 2005 via the Apress eBookshop: http:// 
eBookshop.apress.com. The decision to make all Apress books available  
as Kindle Editions stems from the continued commitment of the  
technology publisher to providing information to its readers in the  
way they need and want. Apress books will be available in the Kindle  
Store immediately on publication by parallel release with its own PDF  

According to the President of Apress, Paul Manning, “Kindle combines  
the readability of paper and the ease of the internet. It appears to  
be an ideal match for the technically savvy professional who is the  
core of the Apress customer base. We have very high hopes for  
customer demand for our technical products in this versatile format.”

“Kindle is reigniting a love of reading—after purchasing a Kindle,  
customers purchase, on average, just as many physical books, and  
their total book purchases on Amazon increase by more than double,”  
said Jay Marine, Director of Product Management for Amazon Kindle.  
“This commitment from Apress moves us closer to our vision for  
Kindle, which is to make any book, ever printed, in any language  
available wirelessly in less than 60 seconds.”

Currently, over 200 Apress titles are available on Amazon as Kindle  
Editions. The list includes bestselling books such as

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston;
Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in C# 2008 by Joseph C. Rattz;
The Game Maker’s Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners by Jacob  
Habgood and Mark Overmars;
Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition  
by W. Jason Gilmore;
Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second  
Edition by Matthew MacDonald;
SharePoint 2007 User’s Guide: Learning Microsoft’s Collaboration and  
Productivity Platform by Seth Bates and Tony Smith.

About Apress: Apress Inc., based in Berkeley, California, is the  
fastest-growing publisher of technical books in the world today. It  
is dedicated to meeting the needs of IT professionals, from novice to  
expert. Apress is devoted to publishing titles of the highest quality  
and has compiled a team of authors that is a “Who’s Who” of the high- 
tech industry.

Amazon Kindle is Amazon’s revolutionary portable reader that  
wirelessly downloads books, blogs, magazines, newspapers and personal  
documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that  
looks and reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight. More than  
170,000 books are now available in the Kindle Store, including New  
York Times Best Sellers and New Releases, which are $9.99, unless  
marked otherwise. Kindle is available today for $359 at http:// 

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