Wed, 08/05/2013 - 16:00
Five academic publishers are trialling a pilot programme with the US-based Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider Coursera.
Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, Oxford University Press, Sage and Wiley are experimenting with offering Coursera students versions of their e-textbooks, delivered via a DRM-protected e-reader...
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:00
The travel guidebook brand Frommer's has been reacquired from Google by its founder, Arthur Frommer, according to reports, with Google licensing 'certain' content back to the publishing business so it can continue to publish guidebooks.
In a statement to the Associated Press,...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 16:19
John Wiley has launched subscription e-learning resource www.digitalclassroom.com, combining video tutorials from instructors with a library of the publisher's digital books.
Over 3,000 video tutorials are currently available and 50 digital books....
Fri, 08/03/2013 - 14:41
Wiley will endeavour to make $80m in annual cost savings going forward as part of an ongoing bid to restructure its business.
The publisher revealed that book sales declined by $0.9m in its third quarter results. Print sales were down 4% to $3.1m, while e-book sales rose by 20% to $2.2m. Overall digital book sales for the quarter were...
Thu, 28/02/2013 - 16:56
Wiley senior publisher Bob Campbell is to retire after a 44-year career in the industry.
Campbell joined Blackwell Scientific Publications after graduating, becoming editorial director in 1978, and then president of Blackwell Publishing. He took the senior publisher position after Wiley's acquisition of Blackwell in 2007. He has...
Thu, 17/01/2013 - 09:45
Further details and in-depth discussion are needed for the proposed exceptions to copyright published in outline by the government just before Christmas, according to publishers and authors' representatives.
The government is to...
Tue, 11/12/2012 - 09:21
Wiley’s sales and operating income have been hit in its second quarter due to a weak higher education market and tighter library budgets, and the company plans restructuring, the publisher has announced.
In results posted yesterday (10th December), Wiley recorded a 3% dip in revenue for its second quarter ending 31st October to...
Thu, 01/11/2012 - 16:09
UK publishers have spoken of their concern for US colleagues as the east coast struggles with the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.
Helen Bray, director of communication and branding at Wiley, said US colleagues at the offices at Hoboken, New Jersey (pictured) were having a "tough time".
"We're all feeling...
Tue, 14/08/2012 - 12:36
John Wiley & Sons is changing the way it licenses journals published under its Open Access programme "immediately" in response to recent government proposals to make some papers free to access by 2014.
The academic publisher will now use a Creative Commons Attribution license, which will allow commercial use of articles...
Tue, 14/08/2012 - 09:30
Google has bought the travel brand Frommer's from John Wiley & Son, in a move that sees the internet company bolster its content businesses. Google already owns the restaurant guide Zagat, and recently integrated its reviews into its Google + Local service.
Neither John Wiley nor Google has indicated what the latter paid for...