Safari Books Expands Econtent Delivery with Threepress Acquisition

Jan 09, 2012


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Safari Books Online -- a joint venture from O'Reilly Media, Inc., and Pearson Education, Inc. -- has acquired Threepress Consulting, Inc., makers of the Ibis Reader online EPUB reading system. Financial terms of the acquisition, effective Jan. 1, were not disclosed.

The deal will support Safari Books' browser-based and mobile delivery of customized subscription digital book, video, and learning content with Threepress' use of EPUB tools, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and other digital publishing methods.

Threepress staff, including co-founders Liza Daly and Keith Fahlgren, will join the Safari Books engineering team at the Threepress East Coast and Bay Area locations. Daly will become the vice president of engineering and Fahlgren will assume the role of director of engineering.

(www.safaribooksonline.com, www.threepress.org)