John Wiley & Sons

Stick to Your Ribs: Governance and the Not-for-Profit Publisher
August 8, 2012

I have often reflected on a passage from Jared Diamond's magisterial ”Guns, Germs, and Steel” when the question of the relative success of for-profit and not-for-profit (NFP) publishing enterprises comes up. Although there are some conspicuous exceptions, most of the big dogs in scholarly communications are commercial enterprises.  What is it about the for-profit world of publishing that has enabled it to become dominant over its well-intended, hard-working fellows in the NFP camp?

Wiley and Blackboard Launch Combined Digital Learning Integration
June 14, 2012

A new integration for using digital learning content from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb) with the leading learning management system (LMS) from Blackboard Inc. is now available to students and faculty worldwide, the companies announced today.

Wiley Acquires Inscape, a Leading Provider of DiSC®-Based Learning Solutions
February 17, 2012

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired Inscape Holdings Inc., a leading provider of DiSC®-based assessments and training products that develop critical interpersonal business skills. Wiley paid $85 million to purchase all of the stock of Inscape. The acquisition will enable Wiley to capitalize on both companies’ content, assets, and relationships, enhance its global reach, and move more aggressively into digital delivery to the growing workplace learning and assessment market.


John Wiley & Sons … Lessons from a Publisher that Has Made the Digital Transition
May 5, 2011

We can all learn some valuable lessons about making the “transition to digital” from John Wiley & Sons, the $1.7 billion publisher of scientific, technical, medical (STMS), higher education, and professional trade books and journals.

... Wiley’s outgoing CEO, William Pesce and incoming CEO, Stephen Smith spoke yesterday in an excellent webinar hosted by Book Business Magazine’s editor-in-chief Noelle Skodzinski and sponsored by publishing technology vendor Aptara. I strongly encourage you to take some time to listen to Learn from Wiley’s Legacy and Leadership.

Editor's Note: Free Webinar on Wiley's Legacy and Leadership, PBC Tweets Now on Storify
April 14, 2011

On Tuesday, May 3, Book Business will present a free webinar, "Learn From Wiley's Legacy and Leadership," sponsored by Aptara. The webinar will feature John Wiley & Son's outgoing President and CEO William J. Pesce as well as Wiley's incoming President and CEO Stephen M. Smith in an engaging discussion moderated by Book Business Editorial Director Noelle Skodzinski. The event will begin at 2 p.m. EST.

Wiley Increases Customization Options for its Custom Select Higher Education Program
March 24, 2011

John Wiley & Sons Inc. is now offering higher education instructors more options to customize their course materials through its Custom Select program. Launched in 2009, Wiley Custom Select enables these instructors to create custom texts and course materials online from a collection of books and lab manuals across all of Wiley's businesses. They also can add their own materials, and select e-book or print delivery for their students.