From the press release:

Safari® Books Online (, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced it has acquired Massachusetts-based Threepress Consulting Inc, makers of the Ibis Reader online EPUB reading system. The acquisition, which was completed on January 1, 2012, further enhances Safari Books Online’s capability to deliver customized subscription learning content online.

As part of the acquisition, Threepress co-founders Liza Daly and Keith Fahlgren and the rest of the Threepress staff will join the Safari Books Online engineering team, working from their East Coast and Bay Area locations. Daly will become the VP of Engineering while Fahlgren will assume the role of Director of Engineering.

Threepress’ technology expertise — including EPUB tools, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript technology and digital publishing methodologies — will support Safari Books Online’s efforts to constantly improve browser-based and mobile delivery of a large digital library of book, video and learning content.

“This acquisition is a critical step in support of all three of Safari Books Online’s key strategic initiatives: growing and strengthening our base business; developing new products and new markets; and developing truly new ways of learning online,” explained Andrew Savikas, CEO, Safari Books Online. “The Web is a very different (and much more mobile!) place than it was more than 10 years ago when Safari Books Online opened its virtual doors. These phenomenal additions to our team will help us make sure Safari Books Online will continue to be at the forefront of online reading and learning for the next 10 years and beyond.”


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