Linux Journal Announces Record Circulation: More Than 120,000 Copies

SEATTLE, WA -- SSC Publications, an independent publisher of magazines, books and reference cards and e-zines, today announced that the circulation of its award-winning monthly magazine, Linux Journal, has reached a record-setting 121,191 qualified readers. The circulation figures were released in its June 2001 BPA circulation statement.

As the only audited Linux publication, Linux Journal's circulation features a strong paid subscriber base and newsstand distribution. The quality of LJ's circulation is unsurpassed, consisting of industry decision makers, influential early adopters and computing professionals.

"With the world increasingly aware of the ideology of open-source technology, it is an exciting time to be in the Linux community," said Carlie Fairchild, VP of Marketing and Sales. "For seven years, Linux Journal has been leading the campaign to build that awareness -- delivering the open source message to IT professionals everywhere by means of our magazine. The continued growth in our circulation numbers supports that." Fairchild added, "We always have and will continue to serve in the premier position in this market".

For a current copy of Linux Journal's BPA circulation statement, please visit http://www.linuxjournal.com/advertising/ or contact Advertising Traffic Coordinator Clarica Grove, at ads@ssc.com or +1 206-297-8652, to request a hard copy of the statement be sent to you.

About Linux JournalLinux Journal is the premier Linux magazine, dedicated to serving the Linux community and promoting the use of Linux world-wide. A monthly periodical, Linux Journal is currently celebrating its seventh year of publication and and boasts a circulation of over 120,000. Linux Journal may be purchased at all major bookstores and newsstands and may also be ordered by calling 888-66-LINUX, sending e-mail to subs@ssc.com or visiting http://www.linuxjournal.com/. For additional information about Linux Journal send e-mail to linux@ssc.com.

About the PublisherSSC Publications is an established leader in the Linux, Open Source and UNIX fields, publishing best-selling books, reference cards and e-zines in these fields since 1983. Embedded Linux Journal, a sister publication of Linux Journal, is a bi-monthly controlled-circulation publication. SSC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has been operating since 1968. Visit SSC on the web at http://www.ssc.com/.

Media Relations Contacts:

Rebecca Cassity, Marketing ManagerSpecialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC)PO Box 55549, Seattle, WA, 98155Phone: +1 206-297-8653 / Fax: +1 206-782-7191rebecca@ssc.com

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Rebecca Cassity is the Director of Sales for Linux Journal

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