October 30, 1998
O'Reilly's UNIX Sales Surge
SEBASTOPOL, CA--Tim O'Reilly, president of O'Reilly & Associates,
reported today sales of its UNIX technical books have surged. Sales of
Unix In A Nutshell,
the best-selling UNIX book in publishing history,
have tripled in the past month, as have those of many of the company's
other UNIX titles. "We believe UNIX is finding a whole new audience,"
said O'Reilly. "It's hard to ignore an operating system that is capable
of supporting the enterprise and has been pounded on by the world's
largest companies and institutions for over 25 years. We're bullish
O'Reilly & Associates continues to publish new books for UNIX.
This fall it will release
The UNIX CD
Bookshelf (ISBN: 1-56592-406-1,
$69.95 US), a book/digital book package containing the full text of six
O'Reilly titles (
Unix In A Nutshell,
Unix Power Tools,
Learning the Unix
Learning the vi Editor,
sed & awk, and
Learning the Korn
Shell), plus the software from
Unix Power Tools.
O'Reilly's UNIX publishing program consists of a matrix of system
administration, user-level, C programming and utility books, as well as
books covering such Open Source technologies as Perl, Tcl/Tk, and
Apache. O'Reilly's Linux titles, which include
Linux In A
and Running Linux,
are among the best-selling guides to this Open
Source UNIX variant.
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