HarperCollins Canada to Acquire Select Titles from Wiley Canada
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HarperCollins Canada today announced that it has acquired a select number of Wiley Canada's non-fiction backlist titles. The acquisition is effective immediately. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Among the titles purchased are such Canadian classics as the bestselling Mother of All series by Ann Douglas, Ken Dryden's The Game, recognized as the best book ever written on hockey and one of Sports Illustrated's best sports books of all time, Hockey Dad, by Bob McKenzie and several cookbooks by Anne Lindsay including Smart Cooking,Lighthearted Everyday Cooking, and her most recent Lighthearted at Home: The Very Best of Anne Lindsay.
"The acquisition of these titles will further strengthen our list of bestsellers in the health, sports, and how-to categories," said Iris Tupholme, Vice President, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. "We are excited to build on the success of these outstanding works and further develop the digital market for them. We are especially happy to welcome these respected authors to our Canadian publishing program."
"We believe that HarperCollins Canada is well-positioned to provide the strategic focus required for these assets to achieve their full potential and continue to flourish," said Mark Allin, Wiley's Senior Vice President, Professional Development. "Wiley is reshaping its portfolio to support growth opportunities in global research, education and professional practice." This is the fourth sale associated with Wiley's planned consumer asset divestiture, which was first announced in March 2012. Those assets included consumer print and digital publishing programs in travel (including the well-known Frommer's brand), culinary, general interest, pets, crafts, Webster's New World, and CliffsNotes.
About HarperCollins Publishers
HarperCollinsCanada imprints include HarperCollins Publishers, Harper Perennial, Collins, HarperTrophyCanada HarperWeekend and Patrick Crean Editions. These imprints publish finest writers from Canada and around the world, including Kenneth Oppel, Emma Donoghue, Helen Humphreys, Charlotte Gray, Giller Prize‐winner Richard B. Wright and Pulitzer Prize‐winners Richard Ford and Marilynne Robinson. HarperCollins also publishes notable Canadian authors such as Amanda Lang, Jim Treliving and Lloyd Robertson, and such internationally acclaimed authors as Tim Flannery and Isabel Allende. HarperCollinsCanada publishes fiction, non-fiction, reference books and books for children. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate additional business opportunities. You can visit HarperCollins Publishers on the Internet at http://www.harpercollins.com.
Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners.
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.
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