Apress and the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) collaborate to pair top Oracle experts with top Oracle content.

IOUG Press is the product of a joint effort by the Independent Oracle User Group (the IOUG) and Apress to deliver the highest quality content possible on Oracle technologies. With the IOUG being the world’s leading independent organization for users of Oracle products, and with Apress being a leading independent technical publisher, together, these two forces provide the best content and publishing opportunities for professionals seeking Oracle products.

This joint venture offers notable benefits to both organizations. “Our new endeavors with the IOUG will enable us to publish high-quality content on a broader number of topics, including Oracle’s Middleware products, application server engines, and various acquired products that Oracle has purchased over the years. IOUG members involved in these areas gain a top-notch venue in which to publish. ” – Jonathan Gennick Asst. Editorial Director, Apress

Through IOUG Press, Apress will be offering the IOUG members exclusive discounts on Oracle content, and will work alongside the IOUG’s leadership for technical review and authoring opportunities. Both groups aim to collectively bring high-quality technical content to the entire range of constituencies served by the IOUG.

Apress not only hopes to grow its Oracle audience through this new initiative, but also hopes this will open up other conversations to form closer and mutually beneficial relationships with technology user groups in other topic areas throughout the world.

The new IOUG press Oracle books will be available on starting June 17th. Apress is due to publish three Oracle books in July and five more through the end of year. For more information, visit or email pr(at)apress(dot)com

About Apress Media
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About IOUG
Founded in 1993, the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) is a community of more than 20,000 Oracle technology and database professionals – from database administrators and developers to application and infrastructure architects, business intelligence specialists and IT managers. IOUG empowers Oracle technologists to be more productive while enhancing their career development by delivering continuing education, sharing best practices, offering leadership and networking opportunities, and providing context, not just content.