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Laura Ross, Publicist

Scott Kelby Is Top-Selling U.S. Photography Book Author for 2011

Peachpit Author Leads in Photography Book Sales, According to Nielsen Bookscan Data

Berkeley, CA—February 21, 2012 — For the second consecutive year, Scott Kelby has been recognized as the top-selling photography book author in the U.S. for 2011, according to research based on Nielsen BookScan data.

Peachpit/New Riders published three Kelby titles in 2011: Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop; Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image; and The Photoshop Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers.

Scott Kelby’s bestselling books also include The Digital Photography Book (volumes 1, 2, and 3), which feature hundreds of photographic tips for photographers, Photo Recipes Live (parts 1 and 2), The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, and The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers.

"Year after year, Scott Kelby’s teaching, tips, advice, and guidance continue to inspire thousands of photographers, both amateur and professional, to grab their cameras and capture the photos they always hoped to create. His teaching style is unmatched, his enthusiasm and passion for photography are infectious, and he does a remarkable job of making learning fun," said Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, vice president of Pearson Technology Group and publisher of the Peachpit Creative Pro group. "It is a pleasure to work with someone who is able to make such an incredible impact on people’s lives through his bestselling and informative books.

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About Scott Kelby
Scott Kelby, author of more than 50 books, is president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, the largest Photoshop association in the world with more than 71,000 members in over 100 countries. Additionally, Kelby is Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine; he serves as training director for KelbyTraining LIVE, the official Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, and, offering online classes in photography and lighting; and he is the technical chair of the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. Kelby is also the author of Scott Kelby’s 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop. His books have been translated into many different languages, including Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Polish, Taiwanese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Turkish, and Portuguese, among others. For more information, visit and

About Peachpit
Berkeley-based Peachpit has been publishing the industry’s best-selling books on the latest in photography, graphic design, Web design and development, digital video, digital lifestyle, and general Mac computing since 1986. Its award-winning books, eBooks, videos and applications feature step-by-step explanations, time-saving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice for computer users of all experience levels. It is the home of the internationally recognized Visual QuickStart Guide series, the design imprint New Riders and its acclaimed Voices That Matter series, Adobe Press, Apple Pro Training Series, and Apple Training Series, and is the publishing partner for Kelby Training/NAPP and others. Peachpit is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson's primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at and