NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Extending the leadership position of two of its signature print and online brands for technology influencers and hardcore enthusiasts, Ziff Davis Media announced today the launch of a series of technology-related books. Ziff Davis joined with John Wiley & Sons to produce a book series under the PC Magazine and ExtremeTech.com brand names. Titles will be available at book retailers nationwide and online at leading websites like Amazon.com. The consumer-related technology books are hands-on guides providing product reviews, analysis and tips and tricks. The titles include commentary and analysis from many of the trusted and award-winning editors from PC Magazine, PCMag.com and ExtremeTech.com including: Michael J. Miller, Editor-in-Chief; and contributing Editors Jan Ozer, Les Freed and Don Willmott. "PC Magazine and ExtremeTech.com provide technology influencers and hard core technologists with timely product reviews and trend analysis through our print and online mediums," said Tim Castelli, senior vice president, PC Magazine Group. "We're excited to be working with John Wiley, a leading book publisher, to distribute the depth and breadth of our content to an even wider audience." "PC Magazine's Technology Almanac 2004" and "ExtremeTech.com's Hacking TiVo" are the first two of eight books in the series to debut. ExtremeTech.com's "Hacking TiVo" has already proven popular with hardcore technology enthusiasts, debuting number one on Amazon.com's computer and Internet bestseller list. ExtremeTech.com's "Hacking TiVo" (October 2003) is the ultimate guide to upgrading, expanding and enhancing TiVo. The book guides readers through the steps needed to do everything from increasing the storage capacity of their TiVos to connecting them to the Internet. The "PC Magazine Technology Almanac 2004" (October 24, 2003) provides technology influencers with a daily guide to computers, technology and the Internet. The Almanac is packed with 52 weeks of technology trivia; dynamite downloads, and product reviews. Informative articles will cover a range of topics including: desktops, notebooks, mobile technology, handhelds and much more. The Almanac also features PC Magazine Tips, highlights from PC Magazine's Editor's Choice awards, Daily Downloads and more. The series of books will be published and distributed throughout 2003 and 2004. They include: PC Magazine PC Magazine "Guide to Digital Video" (December 17, 2003) is loaded with authoritative advice and instruction for the novice to the expert. The 400-page guide will help readers perfect their skills as digital video photographers and editors. PC Magazine "Best of the Internet" (January 2004) is a one-stop guide to more than 1,000 of the best sites the Web has to offer in a wide variety of categories including: research, communications, shopping, careers, lifestyles and many more. PC Magazine "Guide to Home Networking" (Winter 2004) is the hands-on guide to choosing, building and using a home network. PC Magazine experts guide users through the complex world of home networking; providing simple easy-to-use steps and tips. ExtremeTech.com "PC Toys: Cool Projects for Home, Office and Entertainment," (November 21, 2003). The 370-page book will provide readers with hands-on instruction enabling influencers to transform their routine PC into a cool, high-tech device. Topics discussed include: building an MP3 player or CD jukebox, creating your own weather station or home surveillance system. "Kickin' Bot: An Illustrated Guide to Building Combat Robots," (December 8, 2003). Packed with easy to follow diagrams and illustrations, "Kickin' Bot" enables readers to get to work right away, and build their own fighting robot quickly and easily. "Mac Toys: 12 Cool Projects for Home, Business and Entertainment," (March 8, 2004). The book will guide Mac enthusiasts through the building of 12 dynamic projects that use standard Macs plus a variety of hardware and software additions, some off-the-shelf and some custom-built. "Project Arcade: Build Your Own Arcade Machine," (May 17, 2004). "Project Arcade" guides readers through several projects, with a focus on building a complete arcade cabinet. The book, which includes the necessary software, walks readers through the complete construction of their very own video arcade game. About Ziff Davis Media Inc. Ziff Davis Media is a global special interest media company focusing on the technology and electronic videogame markets. The Company is a leading information services provider of all technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters, custom publishing, list rentals, research and market intelligence. In the United States, the Company publishes 10 market-leading magazines including PC Magazine, eWEEK, Baseline, CIO Insight, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Computer Gaming World, Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, GameNow, Xbox Nation and GMR. The Company exports the power of its brands internationally with publications in 43 countries and 20 languages. Ziff Davis leverages its content on the Internet with seven highly-targeted technology and gaming sites including PCMag.com, eWEEK.com, ExtremeTech.com and 1UP.com. With its main headquarters and PC Magazine Labs based in New York, Ziff Davis Media also has offices and lab facilities in the San Francisco and Boston markets. Additional information is available at www.ziffdavis.com.
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