Press Release: Berkeley, CA—February 6, 2008—For the fourth consecutive year, Peachpit author Scott Kelby has been recognized as the top-selling computer book author in the U.S. according to Nielsen BookScan data.
Kelby’s Peachpit titles continue to lead the pack with the number one iPod® book, The iPod Book: Doing Cool Stuff with the iPod and the iTunes Music Store, Fourth Edition; the number one digital photography book, The Digital Photography Book; and the number one Photoshop Lightroom book, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers.
The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers was recently honored with a Hot One Award from Professional Photographer magazine, and was the #4 pick among Amazon customers for 2007 computer and Internet books. The iPhone Book was also honored by Amazon editors as their best computer book of the year.
Kelby published a total of six titles in 2007.
“I would challenge anyone to find an author in any discipline, not just computer books, who is more loyal and committed to their readers’ satisfaction than Scott Kelby,” said Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, vice president of Pearson Technology Group. “He delivers what readers need and want time and time again: fresh techniques, fresh imagery, and a down-to-earth, conversational teaching style. He is incredibly deserving of this top spot in computer book publishing for the fourth year in a row—an amazing feat, and we are immensely proud to be Scott’s publishing partner.”
To view more of Kelby’s best-selling work, go to www.peachpit.com/ScottKelby.
About Scott Kelby
Scott Kelby is president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, a trade organization for Adobe Photoshop users with more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries worldwide. Additionally, Scott is Editor-in-Chief of both Photoshop User and Layers magazines. Scott serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. In addition to the Down & Dirty Tricks and the Killer Tips book series, Scott is also the author of Scott Kelby’s 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3 and The Digital Photography Book. For more information, visit scottkelby.com and kelbytraining.com.
Berkeley-based Peachpit has been publishing the industry’s best-selling books on the latest in graphic design, desktop publishing, multimedia, Web design and development, digital video and general Macintosh computing since 1986. Its award-winning books feature step-by-step explanations, time-saving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice for computer users of all sorts. It is the home of the internationally recognized Visual QuickStart Guide series, the design imprint New Riders and its highly popular Voices That Matter series, and is the publishing partner for Adobe Press, lynda.com, NAPP, Apple Certified, AIGA Design Press and others. Peachpit is part of Pearson, the international media company. Pearson’s primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at www.peachpit.com and www.pearson.com.