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HarperCollins Canada to Acquire Select Titles from Wiley Canada



  HarperCollins Canada to Acquire Select Titles from Wiley Canada

Business Wire

TORONTO -- April 4, 2013

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.

About Wiley

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.

Contact:

HarperCollins
Rob Firing, 416-975-9334
Director, Publicity and Communications
Rob.Firing@harpercollins.com
or
Wiley
Susan Spilka, 516-315-7721
Vice President, Corporate Communications
sspilka@wiley.com
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