This Friday, our publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel will be speaking at the third annual Books in Browsers 2012: Authors, Tools, & Readers event at the Internet Archive in San Francisco.
Blog Posts about Peachpit Commons
We published our first digital photography books some 15 years ago. But it wasn’t until 2006—when digital photography became ubiquitous and better quality cameras became more affordable—that the time was right for industry leader Scott Kelby to hit the topic out of the ballpark with his standard-setting series The Digital Photography Books (with well over a million copies sold). You can now order Part 4 of the series, which comes out next week.
We've officially entered the year 2012 and our authors are already making their reading lists for the year. Find out what they plan to read and share your list, too!
All of us at Peachpit—our authors, our staff, and our loyal readers—have been touched by Steve Jobs and his influence on our creative endeavors. We will all miss him.
Peachpit and Pearson are proud to premiere our very own It Gets Better video!
Forgive me for this superficial analogy, but sometimes I feel like our
daily ever-vigilant efforts to stop ebook piracy are akin to my trying to pull up the bermuda grass in my backyard. I can yank up all the weeds I see, but the runners have already spread underground, and new weeds will pop up tomorrow in other areas of my lawn.
It was really bugging me this morning: I was on the phone with one of my favorite Photoshop instructors, and somehow we got to talking about monitor profiles and printer profiles and he casually dropped the phrase "black point compensation." I stopped him for some remedial training on the term.
When author, teacher, and creative photographer Chris Orwig told me the story of his Brooks' students complaining about not having a shooting subject that grabbed them, I wanted to be transported to his classroom on the spot.
I’ve gotten a few inquiries regarding why we’ve offered to give away a free book of choice (or video this time around) two separate times this year. What is so great about the service, Safari Books Online, that warrants such an offer? I’ve encouraged our inquisitive users to sign up for a free trial so they can discover this resource of learning for themselves. For those who are still uncertain, I thought a blog post might convince you to try it out.