Our regular contributor, Joe Wikert, is moving to O’Reilly. Here’s an excerpt from the press release I just received:

O’Reilly Media announces that Joe Wikert has joined the company as General Manager, O’Reilly Technology Exchange (OTX). Wikert comes to O’Reilly from the Professional/Trade division of John Wiley & Sons, Inc, where he served as Vice President and Executive Publisher, with management responsibility for the WROX and Sybex imprints.

The OTX division, which publishes O’Reilly’s storied “animal books,” serves the developers and system administrators who have been a key O’Reilly constituency throughout the company’s 30-year history. Wikert is spearheading the expansion of the OTX publishing program into a broader offering that spans print, online, and in-person products and services.


  1. Good luck, Joe! Hope you have the opportunity to change some things for the better from publisher side of e-books — adding useful electronic features without losing the “book”-ness of a book.

    Roger Sperberg

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