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Books24x7.com Adds Three Top Technical Publishers

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Books24x7.com Adds Three Top Technical Publishers

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Books24x7,com, a provider of e-book technology to publishers, has announced the signing of content licensing agreements with three prestigious technical publishers: Delmarf/homson Learning (http:Hwww.thom sonlearning.com), Morgan Kaufmann (http:H www.mkp.com), and Peachpit Press (http:H www.peachpit.com). These partnerships expand the number of technical books available online in their entirety to Books24x7.com subscribers, bringing the total number of titles now under license to more than 800.

"Books247.com's commitment to preserving publishers' brand identities and our superior e-book delivery technology continues to attract the industry's most distinguished publishers," said John Ambrose, vice president of marketing for Books24x7. com. "Our subscribers praise our approach to securing only the very best content for Books24x7.com. They tell us it's quality, not quantity, of content that matters most. We continue to deliver both."

Under the multiyear agreement, Delmar, a division of Thomson Learning, is licensing technical content from its Autodesk and OnWord Press imprints to Books24x7.com. Books24x7.com has access to the publisher's backlist, as well as future releases for AutoCad, Graphic Communications, and OnWord Press titles. With the signing of Delmar/ Thomson Learning, Books24x7.corn now claims a majority of the world's largest technical publishers as content partners for its rapidly growing subscription service. Other Books24x7.com publishing partners include Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, Sybex, O'Reilly, and John Wiley & Sons.

With the addition of Morgan Kaufmann, Books240.com subscribers can access an array of books in fields such as networking, human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and software engineering. "Savvy technical professionals are going online to get the answers they need and to absorb new technology concepts quickly," said Glyn Davies, vice president of sales and marketing at Morgan Kaufmann. "With Books24x7. corn, we've found an ideal partner to help expose our brand to corporate IT professionals in a unique new medium. Books24 x7.com's pioneering new editorial searching capabilities bring a new level of utility to our content in a way that delivers an added-value online complement to the printed book. …

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