Manning is an independent publisher of computer science books and video courses for software developers, engineers, architects, system administrators, managers and those in the computer science industry. The company also publishes for students and young programmers, including occasionally for children. It is a virtual organization based on Shelter Island, New York, with many staff working remotely.
Manning sells their books as unprotected PDFs. With the Manning Early Access Program, consumers can read books as they are being created, along with watching liveVideos and liveProjects.