Six New “Dummies Daily” E-mail Newsletters To Cover Everything From America Online To Shopping Online

San Francisco, CA (November 10, 1997) Dummies Daily fans apparently can't get enough of the hot

e-mail newsletters' computer tips, hints, and tricks.

Responding to the growing demand, PC World Online , the leading online resource for PC buyers and users, and IDG Books Worldwide , the publisher of the popular "…For Dummies" books, today rolled out six new Dummies Daily titles covering topics from America Online to shopping online. Launched in June, Dummies Daily's free e-mail newsletters already boast over 270,000

subscriptions.

The six new titles, bringing the total to 13, will take the same light-hearted, common sense approach to building readers' skills as the "…For Dummies" books. Based on new, original content from the award-winning editors at PC World Online and IDG Books, the new titles will cover:

Online Shopping – Become a cyber-savvy desktop shopper with authoritative advice on everything from the basics (e.g. ordering and returning items online) to finding the best bargains and latest merchandise on the

Web.

Nerd Word of the Day – Baffled by mind-boggling geek-speak? Overcome your fears with daily tech-term definitions and easy-to-understand examples.

America Online – Find areas of interest more easily and learn to beat the limitations of a closed online service with these handy pointers and short cuts for mastering America Online.

Computing / Windows 3.1 – Half of the world's PC users are using Windows 95. And what are the other half using? Good old Windows 3.1. Make the most of Program Manager, File Manager, and streamline your PC with these helpful tips.

Microsoft Front Page – Whether you want to create one simple Web home page or a huge Web site withhundreds of pages, you'll love the advice from Dummies Daily. Learn how to design snazzy looking pages, avoid HTML completely, and organize your Web site using Microsoft Front Page.

Microsoft Outlook Express -Microsoft Internet Explorer 4's fantastic new e-mail software provides a ton of new features, including better mail handling, HTML e-mail, and contact-management capabilities. But along with it come a host of issues for users. Dummies Daily comes to the rescue with daily expert tips.

"We're finding that there is a huge audience out there for the type of fun, fast, and reliable information that Dummies Daily provides," said Thomas Gewecke, publisher of PC World Online Services Group. "We will continue to meet that demand by providing our readers with the best consumer-oriented and professional advice available on the Web."

PC World Online Services Group is the Internet's largest publisher of e-mail driven information. Its 42 TipWorld and Dummies Daily newsletter reach more than 540,000 unique readers per day, with more than 1.9 million deliveries. Readers can subscribe to Dummies Daily for free at http://www.dummiesdaily.com.

About the PC World Online Services Group

PC World Online Services Group publishes TipWorld, THE WEB Magazine Online, Dummies Daily, World Shopper and PC World Online. PC World Online, ranked consistently among the Top 30 sites in the United States by Jupiter Research's AdSpend Report, reaches more than 1.25 million unique readers per month on the Web (http://www.pcworld.com), America Online (Keyword PCWORLD), and CompuServe (go PCWORLD), and through channels on many popular "push" services, including Lanacom's Headliner, Incommon's Downtown, and others. PC World Online Services Group is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading IT media and research company. Company information and access to more than 140 IDG World Wide Web sites is available at http://www.idg.com.

About IDG Books Worldwide

IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., was founded in April 1990 and quickly became one of the fastest growing book publishers in the U.S. IDG Books Worldwide publishes over 500 titles and boasts a higher ratio of bestsellers to books published than any technology publisher. Over 300 "…For Dummies" titles, with more than 35 million copies in print in 33 languages throughout the world, are available on technology, business, and general interest topics. For more information, visit http://www.idgbooks.com and http://www.dummies.com.

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group. Inc., (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $1.7 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. IDG publishes more than 275 computer newspapers and magazines and 500 book titles in 75 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, PC World, Macworld, Network World and "…For Dummies" global product lines. IDG also produces 90 computer-related expositions in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company

information is available at http://www.idg.com.