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Scribd adds publisher Wiley and the “For Dummies” books to the service
April 30, 2014 | 12:23 pm

scribd adds publisher wileyScribd has just announced a partnership with Wiley to bring reference works, including the popular "For Dummies" series to the subscription service. According to the release, this adds 1,000 of Wiley's books to the service. I think this adds quite a bit of value to Scribd and their readership. I'm a big fan of the "For Dummies" books and recommend them frequently when clients ask "how can I do ???" especially in technical areas. I created my first website many years ago with the help of a "For Dummies" book, learned the basics of Excel and bought one of the reference works...

Weekend Roundup: 10 Literary Restaurants for Hungry Book Nerds Around the World
June 22, 2013 | 8:51 am

Weekend Roundup10 Literary Restaurants for Hungry Book Nerds Around the World (Flavorwire) What’s even better than drinking while reading? Eating while reading, of course (hint: you can have a drink, too). --- This column will change your life: what's so wrong about giving up on a book? (The Guardian) It's fine to abandon books or other projects – but you've got to really abandon them, not let them fade amid vague intentions to finish them some day. --- Wiley salesman charged with stealing $2.8 million in textbooks ( An Oklahoma man who worked as a textbook salesman at Hoboken-based John Wiley & Sons stole more than $2.8 million in...

Arthur Frommer reacquires his guidebook brand from Google
April 4, 2013 | 2:57 pm

FrommerAccording to an Associated Press report that was filed less than three hours ago today, the travel publishing pioneer Arthur Frommer "said Wednesday that he has reacquired rights to his travel guidebook brand from Google, and that he intends to resume publishing Frommer guidebooks." Back on the 22nd of March, we reported on the news that Google had decided to cease publishing all print editions of the Frommer's travel guidebooks, which it had acquired just seven months earlier from Wiley, the previous owner of the brand. Now, it appears as if Arthur Frommer himself—a true trailblazer in the travel guidebook industry—has somehow...

Google kills its Frommer’s division, and the travel guidebook industry takes another step towards obscurity
March 22, 2013 | 3:10 pm

Frommer'sI actually made a private pact with myself yesterday that we wouldn't run any more Google stories on TeleRead, at least for a few days. Over the past couple weeks, it almost feels as if the site has morphed into something of a Google wire service. But then Joanna Cabot filed her daily Morning Links roundup this morning, and one of the items nearly took my breath away: Google has decided to kill off the print editions of all its Frommer's travel guidebooks. The Frommer's brand, don't forget, was sold to Google just seven months ago by its previous owner, Wiley, for a...

What does the SCOTUS’ Wiley v. Kirtsaeng decision mean for books, publishing?
March 21, 2013 | 12:55 pm

WileyBy now you've likely heard that the Supreme Court has ruled, in a 6-3 decision, in favor of immigrant scientist Supap Kirtsaeng in Kirtsaeng V. Wiley. In what's being heralded as a win for consumers and libraries, and a loss for publishers, the SCOTUS overturned a previous ruling against Kirtsaeng, who had been buying textbooks printed (legally) abroad—where they cost significantly less than they do in, say, the United States—and then reselling them in the U.S. on eBay and turning a handsome profit in the process. In a statement yesterday, Wiley's President & CEO Stephen M. Smith wrote: "We are disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided...

Morning Links: Amazon promises faster royalty payments
March 19, 2013 | 8:55 am

Morning LinksNearly One-Third of US Adults Have Abandoned a News Outlet Due to Dissatisfaction (Poynter) Wiley Launches Digital Classroom, Video and eBook Learning Site (Digital Book World) ABA Announces Celebrate with Indies Program (Good e-Reader) Amazon Publishing Promises Authors Faster Royalty Payments (Paid Content) Kindle Daily Deals: Everyone Leaves by Wendy Guerra (and 3 others)...

Reference Apps: features article in Booklist, by Sue Polanka
January 11, 2012 | 10:06 am

Nsr2 The January 1, 2012 issue of Booklist features Sue Polanka’s Off The Shelf column on reference apps.  Titled, “Reference- I’ve got an App for That,” the article highlights iOS and Android apps from 7 reference publishers.  Here is an excerpt and list of reference publishers included: Excerpt: “These days, it seems there’s an app for everything. So it should come as no surprise that several reference publishers are producing apps for Apple- and Android-based tablets and phones. Why should reference publishers develop apps? “Our focus is on helping libraries reach new users where they reside. We believe that one of the...

Wiley-Blackwell Begins Roll-Out of Mobile Apps for Selected Health Publications
December 20, 2010 | 10:34 am

mzl.qfzpcrvx.320x480-75.jpgFrom a Wiley-Blackwell News Release: Wiley-Blackwell is launching new mobile applications for selected health science journals, accessible via iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Symbian, PalmOS, and WAP devices. The applications, which will be freely available, will allow for the mobile delivery of title and abstract listings of articles with a feature that will enable users to create a “reading list” of desired full-text articles, available from the user’s desktop computer through Wiley Online Library. The apps will provide the full-text of a selection of articles, and mobile content will be pushed to the mobile application as it is added to Wiley Online Library. Additional...

Peter Booth Wiley to Lecture on Early American Publishing NYC’s Grolier Club
November 5, 2010 | 9:40 am

Screen shot 2010-11-05 at 9.39.22 AM.pngThis isn't ebook related, but it looks like a fascinating evening for any book lover, e or p, in the NY area. From the press release: Peter Booth Wiley, Chairman of the Board of Directors of John Wiley & Sons, Inc, will provide a look at the early American publishing business in a lecture being presented in conjunction with the exhibit John Wiley & Sons: 200 Years of Publishing at the Grolier Club (, the oldest and largest bibliophile club in North America. The exhibit, which is on display through November 20 and includes 236 rare and first Wiley...

Wiley Online Library launches
August 9, 2010 | 11:29 am

Screen shot 2010-08-09 at 11.28.38 AM.pngFrom the press release: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb) announced the launch of Wiley Online Library (, which will connect the global scholarly community to one of the world’s most extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources. Wiley Online Library offers integrated access to more than 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, 9,000 books, and hundreds of reference works and databases. Built on the latest technology, Wiley Online Library is an entirely new service that enhances discoverability and fosters collaboration by offering: · An easy-to-use interface, developed in consultation...

Quick Note: Wiley goes to Baker & Taylor for print on demand
March 31, 2010 | 9:04 am

Screen shot 2009-11-05 at 8.58.43 AM.pngJohn Wiley & Sons had signed an agreement with Baker & Taylor's TextStream Digital Print Service to do print on demand. Wiley's backlist titles will now be available to both library and retail customers. The backlist will cover subjects such as business, education, health religion and travel. More info here....

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