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Laura Ross, Publicist

Scott Kelby Is Top-Selling U.S. Photography Book Author for 2012

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

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF—March 11, 2013 — For the third consecutive year—2010, 2011, and now 2012—Scott Kelby has been recognized as the top-selling photography book author in the U.S., according to research based on Nielsen BookScan data.

Peachpit/New Riders published five Kelby titles in 2012: The Digital Photography Book, Part 4; The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers; The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers; The Photoshop Elements 11 Book for Digital Photographers; and Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set: Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4..

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 (Part 1 and Part 2), 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 Scott Kelby's 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop. .

"I am so thrilled that Scott Kelby has, yet again, topped the charts in photography. Scott has that rare ability to both inspire and instruct," said Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, vice president of Pearson Technology Group and publisher of the Peachpit Creative Pro group. "His deep passion for photography always comes through in his books, and with a combination of insightful, accurate writing and hard-earned photography knowledge, Scott is able to take even the most challenging techniques and make them accessible and achievable for his readers, both amateur and professional photographers alike. In addition, he’s a genuinely nice person and a pleasure to work with every step of the way."

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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's 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
Peachpit has been publishing the industry’s best-selling authors on the latest in in graphic design, new media, Web design and development, digital photography, digital video, digital lifestyle, and all-things Mac-related since 1986. Its award-winning books feature authors pioneering new techniques and new approaches. It is the home of the internationally recognized Classroom in a Book, Visual QuickStart Guide, and From Snapshots to Great Shots series, as well as the design imprint New Riders and its critically acclaimed Voices That Matter series, and it is the publishing partner for Adobe Press, Kelby Training/NAPP, Apple Certified, and others. Peachpit is part of Pearson, the world's leading learning company. Learn more at and