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Parent of Wrox Press Reportedly in Bankruptcy

Yesterday, The Register reported that Peer Information has filed for bankruptcy. Peer is the owner of Wrox Press, publishers of dozens of programming books, as well as p2p.wrox.com, ASPToday, and C# Today.

Some of these sites hint at the financial problems. For instance, C# Today says, "The addition of new content has currently been suspended, we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause."

CTDATA doesn't have as many Wrox books on its permanent reference shelf as it does books published by O'Reilly and Associates or SAMS Publishing. But, the loss or impairment of a major IT book publisher would hurt the development community. On the other hand, it would be surprising if the huge reduction in employment of software developers in the United States that has taken place in the last two years did not have a major effect on the publishing industry.

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