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InformIT, a subsidiary of Pearson Education, is an online book vendor and an electronic publisher of technology and education content.

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Parent company Pearson Education
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Carmel, Indiana
Publication types Books, e-books, and video
Nonfiction topics Technology
Imprints Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall Professional, Que Publishing, Sams Publishing, and VMware Press
Official website is one of three flagship web sites of the information technology-focused Pearson Technology Group publishing imprints, and one of several sites in the InformIT Network. This site features free articles, blogs, and podcasts on IT topics and products, as well as a bookstore carrying all titles from these imprints.

Publishing imprints represented on[1] include Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press,[2] Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference, Que Publishing, and Sams Publishing.

The other flagship sites in the InformIT Network include:

  • Peachpit has been publishing books on graphic design, desktop publishing, multimedia, Web design and development, digital video, and general computing since 1986. Peachpit's products feature step-by-step explanations, timesaving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice for computer users of all sorts. Peachpit is the home of the internationally recognized Visual QuickStart Guide and Classroom in a Book series, and the design imprint New Riders and its highly popular Voices That Matter series. Peachpit is the publishing partner for Adobe Press,, NAPP, Apple Certified, AIGA Design Press and others.
  • The book publishing imprint related to the Financial Times newspaper, FT Press creates books in the areas of General Business, Finance and Investing, Sales and Marketing, Leadership, Management and Strategy, Human Resources, and Global Business. FT Press is the publishing partner for Wharton School Publishing.

Safari Books Online joint venture

In 2001, the Pearson Technology Group and O'Reilly Media LLC formed a joint partnership called Safari Books Online, to offer a web-based electronic library of technical and business books from InformIT's imprint partners and O'Reilly Media. The InformIT Network offers access to this service via its web sites. Pearson sold its interest in Safari Books Online to O'Reilly in 2014.


  1. InformIT network of publishing imprints
  2. Safari Tech Books Online Named Exclusive Online Provider of Cisco Press Books

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