April 29 – May 7, 2009 Edition

JDK Publishing Teams
With Safari Books Online

New York, NY (Authorlink News, April 30, 2009)– DK Publishing has partnered with Safari Books Online to offer digital content from the
publisher’s highly successful Essential Managers and Work Life series in subscription form.

Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library that provides consumers and corporations with subscriptions to business, creative professional, and technology-based content for global users.

The addition of DK publications forms a critical part of this robust content repository.

Tom Hall, DK’s Head of Digital Licensing commented: “This is the first use of DK’s business content in a subscription service. What’s so exciting is that this online library of information is something that’s relevant to everyone now, especially in light of the current challenges many a workplace and its employees face in today’s difficult economic climate. And, through Safari Books Online, subscribers gain searchable access to an on-demand digital library that suits their needs, all from the convenience of their desktop or mobile device.” Hall continues: “Readers increasingly want content on subjects and in formats that suit their busy lifestyles, and Safari Books Online can deliver prescient content anytime,

DK’s Essential Managers series has been a global success for the publisher with more than 40 titles available and in print in over 40 countries. The broad range of topics covered in the series­from doing business in China and greening your business, to effective interviewing and dealing with difficult people ­squarely focus on the needs of business leaders who want to be at the top of their game. The Work Life series­ideally suited for those newer to the workplace and comprised of 12 titles­launched on Safari Books Online at the end of 2008 with encouraging first quarter sales.

“The pithy content in DK’s Essential Managers and Work Life series is ideally suited to Safari Books Online’s subscribers, who want up-to-the-minute information from today’s leading business experts,”says Mark Brokering, Director of Content Management and Acquisitions for Safari Books Online. He continues: “With this rich set of content, our users can utilize Safari Books Online as a career development tool that grows with them. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with

DK Publishing ( is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of
all ages. Publisher of the recent New York Times bestsellers Real Sex for Real Women by Dr. Laura Berman, Do Not Open, and Star
Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide among others, DK also publishes the award-winning Eyewitness series for children and
Eyewitness Travel Guides. BradyGames and Rough Guides are also available from DK, a division of Penguin Group (USA).

About Safari Books Online
Safari Books Online ( is an on-demand digital library delivering expert content in both book and video
form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, Web designers, and
business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and
certification training. Safari Books Online offers a range of business-to-business product mixes and pricing programs for every sized
organization, as well as business-to-consumer options for individual users. Thousands of books, prepublication manuscripts, short
documents, articles and instructional videos are available at Safari Books Online in one fully searchable database from publishers like
Prentice Hall Professional, O’Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley &
Sons, Elsevier, IBM Press, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Sun Microsystems Press, FT Press, Wharton School Publishing, Apress, Manning,
New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online.