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Parent company Springer Science+Business Media
Founder Gary Cornell and Dan Appleman
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City
Publication types Books
Imprints friends of ED
Official website www.apress.com

Apress Media LLC is a publisher of information technology books, based in New York City. It is a division of Springer Science+Business Media.


Apress, Inc. , based in New York and founded in 1999[1] Apress is the fastest-growing publisher of technical books in the world today.[2] Apress was founded by authors Gary cornell and Dan Appleman.The main focus of Apress is to produce books for software developers, IT professionals and programmers .Its original name was Author's Press shortened to APress, then Apress. In 2003, Apress purchased much of the intellectual property of the designer-oriented publisher friends of ED. Topics covered relate largely to programming issues, on both proprietary and open source platforms. Hardware hacking is also a theme, and Apress has published some books aimed for mainstream consumer electronics users. In addition, Apress crosses over the IT line and publishes business books.Apress uses computer industry leaders to produce in partnership the best technical books in their chosen specialist computer fields. Apress also reviews all books before publishing to ensure they are technically correct like a software company does prior to releasing new software. "Apress is convinced that these innovations such as those listed above make it possible for us to produce the highest quality books, recruit the highest quality authors, and publish titles that information technology professionals need and want".[2] Many of their published books have source codes attached to them so that readers can learn the skills associated with said work . Authors include Andrew Troelsen, Adam Freeman, Ed Yourdon, Matt MacDonald, Andy Budd, Rob Harrop, Dave Mark, Michael A. Banks, Keir Thomas, Malcolm Harkins, Jacob Lamm, Scott Donaldson, Peter Seibel, Bob Walsh, Rory Lewis, and Joel Spolsky. Their print books are distributed worldwide by Springer Science + Business Media, and they are also sold as eBooks and distributed online through the subscription services such as SpringerLink, Books 24X7 and Safari Online. In 2007 Apress was fully acquired by Springer. Prior to this Springer owned a minority stake,[3] and in 2009 Apress' offices in Berkeley, California closed and the business moved to Springer's headquarters in New York. In 2012 Apress announced their new ApressOpen line of books, providing ebooks for free through all of their ebook, electronic subscription and sponsor's channels.


As well as collaborating with many noted computer authors . Apress has also collaborated with leading software companies . One of the most successful joint ventures has been with Intel. "Our aim is to publish content that is strategically aligned with industry-leading companies and globally recognized, topic-expert authors who are on the cutting edge of innovative technologies. Making the resulting content free and available to the widest possible audience will assure great, favorable impact for the computer industry and other industries over time. We're excited to work with Intel on some of our first ApressOpen titles, so that the computer industry may quickly benefit from Intel's unique insights in computer innovation," says Jeffrey M. Pepper, Assistant Publisher at Apress.[4]

This collaboration is not only noteworthy for the inclusion of such a big industry player in the computer world but also the format in which it was produced.

Alongside collaborations with large organisations Apress has also sought out collaborations with individuals who have produced work that they feel are worthy of publishing . One such collaboration was with the inventor of the iPhone application sketch , they brought the publishing rights to the book "Little more than a month after releasing the iPhone Application Sketch Book its creator, Dean Kaplan, has already sold the publishing rights to Apress Publishing House for an undisclosed amount."[5] this shows that Apress is looking for not only the kudos of working with big companies but also developing other ideas they think that their readers would be interested in.


In order to release Apress publications to a wider audience they have created Apressopen [1] where they currently have 23 completely free books to download . "ApressOpen is the world's most effective distribution platform for eBooks. Through ApressOpen, thought leaders in technology communities can share unique learning resources with readers around the world through free distribution of digital content".[6] in order to achieve this they are using Springerlink which allows "over 122,000,000 unique visitors per year as well as on Apress.com, Intel.com, and all major eBook and database platforms."[2]

Notable books[edit]

  • Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework
  • Beginning iOS6 Development
  • Pro ASP.NET MVC4
  • Pro JQuery
  • iPhone and iPad Apps For Absolute Beginners
  • Pro Android
  • Traders at Work
  • Inventors at Work
  • Power Plays
  • Managing Humans
  • Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C#
  • Beginning Node.js
  • Fixing and Flipping Real Estate
  • Practical Common Lisp
  • Managing Risk and Information Security
  • Startup: An Insiders Guide to Launching and Running a Business

Books in series[edit]

  • Beginning Python
  • Gimp
  • Learn Objective-C on the Mac
  • Beginning iOS Development
  • Coders at Work
  • Beginning Android Games
  • Android Tablets Made Simple


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