Wiley & Sons has signed an agreement to acquire Sybex, a Californian publisher of computer books and software in an undisclosed deal.

In business in the technology sector for nearly 30-years, Sybex publications are translated into more than 20 languages.

Sybex publishes about 100 new titles a year and has a backlist of approximately 450 titles in the graphics, digital photography, operating systems, programming, and gaming categories.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to apply Wiley's global
editorial, sales, and marketing power to Sybex's publishing programs, which
fit well strategically with Wiley's," said Stephen Kippur, Wiley's
executive vice president.

"We see many opportunities to take advantage of the highly regarded Sybex brand in the professional technology market around the world."

Rodnay Zaks, Sybex's owner and founder, said, "I don't think we could have found a better home for Sybex than Wiley, where I am certain that our mission of effective learning and training for the intermediate to advanced end user will be nurtured and developed."