Wrox Press (established in 1992) is a computer book publisher, originally based in Birmingham, England. Wrox uses a "programmer to programmer" approach, as all books published by Wrox are written by software developers.[1][2][page needed] The original books were easily recognized by their red covers and black and white pictures of the authors.

The holding company of the original Wrox Press, Peer Information, liquidated its assets in an insolvency process executed during 2003.[3] The name and some of the more successful titles (but not the company itself) were acquired by John Wiley & Sons, which continues to publish under the Wrox imprint.[4][5]


  1. ^ Nick Lecrenski (13 May 2010). Silverlight 4: Problem - Design - Solution. John Wiley and Sons. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-470-88168-2. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  2. ^ Dr. Dobb's journal: software tools for the professional programmer. M&T Pub. July 2004. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  3. ^ Leyden, John (17 March 2003). "Wrox hit the rocks as Glasshaus cracks : IT publishing community collapses". The Register. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  4. ^ [1] Archived January 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Wiley buys rights to Wrox Press". ITWeb. 13 July 2003. Retrieved 24 March 2021.