No Starch Press

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No Starch Press
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Founded1994 (1994)
FounderWilliam Pollock
Country of origin United States
Headquarters locationSan Francisco, California
DistributionPenguin Random House Publisher Services[1]
Publication typesBooks
Fiction genresTechnical

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]


San Francisco-based No Starch Press was founded in 1994 by Bill Pollock, who brings more than 30 years of publishing industry experience to the company. Several titles have been included in the prestigious Communication Arts Design Annual and STEP inside 100 competition, and have won 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 2021-12-20.
  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 1-59327-176-X.
  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 (9 December 2008). "No Starch Press Offers Manga-Style Technical Guides". Publishers Weekly.

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