Sams Publishing
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Parent companyPearson Education
FounderHoward W. Sams
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationCarmel, Indiana

Sams Publishing is dedicated to the publishing of technical training manuals and is an imprint of Pearson plc, the global publishing and education company.

Sams Publishing was founded in 1946 by Howard W. Sams, originally producing radio schematics and repair manuals. It was acquired by ITT in 1967. ITT sold its publishing division in 1985 to Macmillan. In 1987, Sams was split into three divisions with the computer book division transferred to what later became Macmillan Computer Publishing.[1]
Macmillan sold its computer publishing to Simon & Schuster in 1991.[2] Simon & Schuster later sold its education division to the imprint's current owner, Pearson.

The computer books division is notable for its "Teach Yourself", "Unleashed" and "21 days" book series.


  1. ^ "Who we are". SAMS Technical Publishing. Retrieved 2010-06-03.
  2. ^ "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; Macmillan Computer". The New York Times. 1991-11-14. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-10-21.

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