SOURCE: Windows Vista Secrets

January 30, 2007 12:51 ET

Windows Vista Secrets Is Top-Selling Vista Book on Amazon.com

Windows Experts Brian Livingston and Paul Thurrott Join Forces to Create the Leading Vista Guidebook

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- "Windows Vista Secrets," the new book by Microsoft Windows experts, Brian Livingston and Paul Thurrott, has proven to be the number-one best-selling Windows Vista book, according to sales rankings from Amazon.com. The book quickly achieved the top spot after its announcement on January 18.

As of 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 30 -- the first day that Windows Vista could be purchased by consumers -- "Windows Vista Secrets" (Wiley) was outselling all other Vista books and was ranked as the 300th best-selling book of any kind, according to figures provided by Amazon.com. The closest competing books, "Windows Vista Inside Out" (Microsoft Press) and "Windows Vista: The Missing Manual" (O'Reilly), were ranked by Amazon at 756th and 991st, respectively.

"With all of the talk around Windows' latest release, it's clear that people want to know what they're getting into," said the book's co-author, Brian Livingston. "Vista is definitely a big improvement over previous software, but it helps to know how to make it work best for you."

"Windows Vista Secrets" is full of hidden Vista commands that can enhance and simplify how users experience Vista. The book also provides suggestions for consumers on how to install Vista while preserving Windows XP on their computers before completely converting to the new operating system.

"Many new users may be facing some anxiety at the thought of switching to a completely new operating system," said Livingston. "Installing Windows Vista in a dual-boot configuration alongside Windows XP can take some of the fear out of the transition process. Users can try out Vista while maintaining their old system."

About "Windows Vista Secrets":

"Windows Vista Secrets" (Wiley Publishing) is the 11th book in Livingston's series of Secrets books on Microsoft Windows and is available through Amazon.com and retail book stores. "Windows Vista Secrets" lists for $39.99 and runs 672 pages long. The book is designed with its secrets highlighted in color so readers can quickly find specific answers to their questions. For more information on the printed version of the book, please visit:

United States:   www.bri.li/0764577042
Canada:          www.bri.li/ca64577042
Elsewhere:       www.bri.li/eu64577042
About the Authors:

Co-authors Brian Livingston and Paul Thurrott are long-standing Windows columnists. Brian Livingston is the editorial director of WindowsSecrets.com (www.WindowsSecrets.com), a weekly online newsletter with a circulation of over 270,000. He has also been a contributing editor of CNET News.com, PC World, PC/Computing and wrote the weekly "Window Manager" column for InfoWorld for 12 years. Paul Thurrott is editor of Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows (www.winsupersite.com) and writes two e-mail newsletters, WinInfo Daily and the Windows IT Pro Update. He is also the news editor of Windows IT Pro Media and writes the monthly "Need to Know" column in Windows IT Pro magazine.

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