Author Archives: Andrew Savikas

About Andrew Savikas

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Safari chosen as platform to deliver $100M O’Reilly Media pledge for White House ConnectED Initiative

Safari has helped millions of working professionals use content from the world’s leading publishers to learn and develop the skills they need to succeed for more than a decade. We know firsthand that with easy access to the knowledge of … Continue reading

Welcoming the PubFactory Team to Safari Books Online

For some time now, we’ve admired the work of PubFactory, a team within RDW Group’s iFactory division that builds powerful systems for delivering mixed content like books, videos, journals, and reference databases through the web for publishers like Oxford University Press, Sage Publications, … Continue reading

Helping with the #Sandy Relief Efforts

Update: We raised more than $13,000 for the Red Cross to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Thank you to everyone who participated! Although Safari’s headquarters are in Sebastopol, California, we have an office in Boston and employees all along the East … Continue reading

Measuring Customer Happiness

I’ve long admired the folks at 37signals, makers of Basecamp, Campfire, and Highrise. They’re great examples of how to really effectively contribute to an ecosystem through coding, writing, evangelizing, and perhaps most importantly being willing to talk about what they’re … Continue reading

Safari Books Online Welcomes Peter Collingridge

As Safari Books Online continues to grow, that growth means we’re regularly looking to add talent to our team. That growth is also happening amid serious shifts in digital reading and learning, so it’s a huge win when we’re able … Continue reading


by Andrew Savikas Safari Books Online has been delivering digital books on the Web for more than a decade now, beginning long before widespread commercial eBooks and the adoption of the EPUB eBook standard. While it’s always fun to be … Continue reading

Welcoming Threepress to the Safari Books Online Family

When it comes to delivering digital book content on the Web, some of the most innovative and interesting work in the past few years has come from a small Boston startup called Threepress. Browser-based reading and learning will only grow … Continue reading

Happy Holidays from Safari Books Online

Like many of our customers, the team here at Safari Books Online is working to wrap up a long list of things to do as we close out another year. And like you, we’re also using this as an opportunity … Continue reading

Looking Ahead to the Next 10 Years for Safari Books Online

Today I’m thrilled to write this as the new CEO at Safari Books Online. As a Program Chair for all five of the Tools of Change for Publishing conferences, I’ve had a front-row seat during the most dynamic and tumultuous … Continue reading

Now Available: Updated Safari Books Online Mobile Website

The original Safari Books Online mobile site was built before the real explosion in smartphones, and when many mobile visitors came from decidedly lightweight mobile browsers. iOs and Android have changed all that, and with the vast majority of visitors … Continue reading

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