No Starch Press

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No Starch Press
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Founded1994 (1994)
FounderBill Pollock
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationSan Francisco, California
DistributionPenguin Random House Publisher Services[1]
Publication typesBooks
Nonfiction topicsTechnical

No Starch Press is an American publishing company, specializing in technical literature often geared towards the geek, hacker, and DIY subcultures. Popular titles include Hacking: The Art of Exploitation,[2] Andrew Huang's Hacking the Xbox, and How Wikipedia Works.[3]


No Starch Press publishes books with a focus on networking, computer security, hacking, Linux, programming, technology for kids, Lego, math, and science. The publisher also releases educational comics like Super Scratch Programming Adventure[4] and The Manga Guide to Science series.[5]


No Starch Press is a publishing company headquartered in San Francisco that was founded in 1994 by Bill Pollock. The company has published titles that have received recognition in the Communication Arts Design Annual and STEP inside 100 competition, and have been awarded the Independent Publisher Book Award (the IPPYs) from Independent Publisher magazine.


No Starch Press titles are available online and in bookstores in all major English language markets worldwide. No Starch Press titles have been translated into over thirty languages.

Penguin Random House Publisher Services distributes No Starch Press titles in the U.S. and worldwide.

Popular books[edit]


  1. ^ "Penguin Random House Publisher Services | Current Clients". Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  2. ^ Erickson, Jon. Hacking: The Art of Exploitation. No Starch Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1-59327-144-2
  3. ^ Ayers, Phoebe (2008). How Wikipedia Works. San Francisco: No Starch Press. ISBN 978-1-59327-176-3.
  4. ^ The LEAD Project. Super Scratch Programming Adventure: Learn to Program by Making Cool Games. No Starch Press, 2012. ISBN 978-1-59327-409-2
  5. ^ Cha, Kai-Ming (December 9, 2008). "No Starch Press Offers Manga-Style Technical Guides". Publishers Weekly.

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