SEBASTOPOL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safari Books Online, the leading provider of on-demand digital libraries for technology and business professionals, today announced that in response to frequent requests from current subscribers, books from Manning Publications are now available as part of the Safari Books Online digital library. Manning’s highly respected computer technology books are designed for professionals working in the trenches with some of the most complex technologies, including programmers, software engineers, system administrators and designers. Safari has added 18 of Manning’s most popular books to its library and will continue to offer additional titles throughout the year. Corporate and individual subscribers will be able to search and read the full text of Manning books, download chapters, add bookmarks, create groups and write private and public notes.
Manning joins the combined collections of Prentice Hall Professional, O'Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, lynda.com, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Sun Microsystems Press, Wharton School Publishing, Course Technology and many more top publishers in one fully searchable database.
During its 15 years in business, Manning has published category-defining titles such as Ajax in Action, the bestselling Ajax title on the market. Current Manning bestsellers available on Safari include jQuery in Action , Spring in Action (Second Edition), LINQ in Action, Java Persistence with Hibernate, ASP.NET AJAX in Action, Windows PowerShell in Action, EJB 3 in Action and Groovy in Action. Manning’s two primary series, In Action and In Practice, focus on clear, easy-to-follow writing, practical and relevant content and superior technical depth.
Safari subscribers attempting to get familiar with and gain a working knowledge of new technologies can now reference the In Action series. In Action books introduce new technologies, taking developers from their first “Hello World” encounter to practical working knowledge—or even a degree of mastery. These books are practical, example-driven, and sharply focused on the important ideas and applications a developer needs to be successful. Safari users with a basic familiarity of a topic that are looking to get practical techniques and solutions for common – and not-so-common – problems will be best served by the In Practice series. Unlike traditional technology cookbooks, In Practice books group the techniques and solutions into related clusters for better continuous reading and reference use.
“Manning’s books are prized by developers for the quality and care that goes into each title,” said Mark Brokering, Director of Content Management and Acquisition for Safari Books Online. “Their publishing program focuses on important technical topics, where reliable, clearly written, vetted information is not easy to find. Our subscribers have been requesting Manning by name for many years. We’re excited to be the first aggregator of technical information to carry their expanding collection of titles for technology professionals.”
“At Manning we are driven,” said Manning founder Marjan Bace. "What drives us is the simple idea that we are serving someone. We feel responsible to give that someone an easy way to master a large or difficult topic. That's our whole purpose in life and if we don't make our subjects as easy and lucid as possible, we feel we've failed. Our readers are increasingly searching and consuming content online, and by joining the Safari family we are adding another highly searchable online channel to serve them better."
Manning (http://www.manning.com/) publishes computer books for professionals -- programmers, system administrators, designers, architects, managers, and others. Manning's key people work from their own offices across the U.S. and Europe, communicating in a peer-to-peer way without a geographic corporate center. At Manning the authors are considered the most valuable part of their business. The company culture respects its readers and considers their interests and preferences every working day. Manning is a small, independent, personal publisher where an author's opinion is sought and a reader's message is answered.
Manning's focus is on computing titles at the professional level. Publishing technical books can be an exercise in predicting the future as it often takes a year or more to build a high-quality book. Identifying the right combination of topic, approach, and author that far in advance can be a challenge and Manning has a track record of success on this count. In the publishing process, their overarching goal is the quality of their books. Their slogan is, “Quality is many small things done right,” and it's that simple rule that keeps them motivated to engage in relentlessly improving their content throughout the long gestation processes called "writing" and "publishing." They work with authors to coax out of them the best writing they can produce. They consult with technical experts on book proposals and manuscripts, and may use as many as two dozen reviewers in various stages of preparing a manuscript to ensure value and depth of the technical content. The abilities of each author are nurtured to encourage him or her to write a first-rate book.
Manning books are designed without gimmicks to be elegant and readable. Their covers are, adorned with pictures of worldwide regional costumes of about two hundred years ago. Their books are available in print and ebook formats, and each comes with online reader support: authors answer the questions of their readers in their Author Online discussion forums.
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Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), founded in 2001 as a joint venture between pre-eminent technology publishers O'Reilly Media, Inc., and Pearson Education, is an on-demand digital library delivering expert content from the leading authors in technology and business. Safari offers the combined collections of Prentice Hall Professional, O'Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, lynda.com, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Sun Microsystems Press, Wharton School Publishing, Course Technology, and many more top publishers in one fully searchable database. IT professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning, and certification training. Thousands of books, prepublication manuscripts, short documents, articles, and instructional videos are available. Safari is an essential, always-on business tool that is rapidly changing the way corporate, academic, and training organizations access information and is enabling increasingly mobile workforces to get technical and business reference resources anytime and from anywhere. Safari offers a range of business-to-business product mixes and pricing programs for every sized organization, as well as business-to-consumer subscription options for individual users.