INDIANAPOLIS, IN.–January 16, 2007–A new network of experts, available to address key topics and subject areas, is available from the Pearson Technology Group and Financial Times Press.

Media and other professionals looking for technology or business sources can find best-selling authors through the "expert" sections of Pearson Technology Group and Financial Times Press websites: www.informit.com/authorexpert and www.ftpress.com/authorexpert.

The authors represented contribute to the following Pearson publishing imprints: Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall Professional, Que Publishing, Sams Publishing, Financial Times Press, and Wharton School Publishing.

The technology author page, www.informit.com/authorexpert, covers main IT topics such as security, programming, databases, networking, engineering, Internet, certification, productivity applications, and operating systems. Each professional imprint group drills down even further to hot topics like Windows Vista, Six Sigma, Wireless Communications Engineering, A+ Certification, Linux, Cisco certification and technologies, and more.

Included in this listing are best-selling authors Thomas Erl, Christopher Negus, Cisco certification expert Wendell Odom, Hal Fulton, Amit Singh, Andrew Hudson, Paul Hudson, PC hardware guru Scott Mueller, and Microsoft Windows Office and Vista experts Robert Cowart and Greg Perry.

The business and finance author page, www.ftpress.com/authorexpert, covers personal finance, investing, human resources, global business, leadership, management and strategy, and sales and marketing. The business and finance author expert pool includes Ken Blanchard, Jeffrey Gitomer, Liz Pulliam Weston, and Fara Warner.

Pearson Education authors participate in a wide array of activities including speaking at user group meetings and industry events, on-air broadcasts, blogs, podcasts, and book signings. Pearson Education recently launched a diverse lineup of digital products including eBooks, Short Cuts, and video, with more planned for 2007.

"Pearson is fortunate to have exceptional partnerships with technology giants like Cisco, IBM, Novell, and other leading companies," said Kourtnaye Sturgeon, Director of Marketing at Pearson Technology Group. "With such solid relationships, our editorial team is able to gain access to some of the brightest minds creating new technology. The wealth of knowledge and information these experts can provide not only brings the most current material to the market, but adds insight to future trends and hot topics."

Our team at Pearson Education realizes that categorizing some of our well-known authors by topic is more beneficial for those who aren´t familiar with all of our publishing groups and brands," said Paul Boger, Vice President and Publisher at Pearson Education. "By creating this network, topic experts can be identified quickly and our authors´ backgrounds are readily available for viewing."

Each author page contains publicist contact information.

About Pearson Education

Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education (www.pearsoned.com) is the global leader in educational and professional publishing, providing scientifically research-based print and digital programs to help people of all ages learn at their own pace, in their own way.

rofessionals, leaders, academics, experts, and consultants draft the books and online resources that help develop today´s and tomorrow´s business leaders. Top technology companies who have chosen Pearson Education as their publishing partner include IBM, Symantec, Cisco, Adobe, and Macromedia. The company is home to such renowned publishing brands as IBM Press, Prentice Hall Professional, Addison-Wesley Professional, Peachpit Press, Cisco Press, and Que Publishing. Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. In addition to Pearson Education, Pearson´s primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

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